Well, this recipe is a departure from our usual norm. I wanted something different, and this is; I teetered between giving this 3 and 4 stars and ultimately decided on 4 stars because the recipe is well written and unique, but not one that I would do again based on personal preference. This, for me, had an unusual combination of flavors. I think the intent of this recipe is to be a kind of sweet-and-sour. The loaf cooked up beautifully, nice and crusty, barely any fat in the pan. I use a larger than specified dish and formed the loaf into a 9x5, as I wanted the loaf to be crusted all around, and to make it easier to drain any fat. The clove is a dominant flavor; not entirely unpleasant but definitely unexpected in a meat dish, and the sugar really sweetened the meat, along with the pineapple juice. The golden sauce was, again, interesting, and different, a nice mix of lemon and pineapple juice, and I would serve it with a "typical" baked ham. I'm glad I tried this because I think it's good to experiment, but I think I'm probably just a bit of a fuddy-duddy with more a conservative and traditional-to-me palate.
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Well, this recipe is a departure from our usual norm. I wanted something different, and this...