Cheese and Pear Pork

Photo: Nina Choi

Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1 tablespoon sauce)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 47 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 6 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 321
  • Fat: 16.1g
  • Saturated fat: 3.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 5.6g
  • Protein: 28.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 13g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 81mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 478mg
  • Calcium: 72mg

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped firm Anjou pear
  • 1/2 cup riesling or other white wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Dash of ground red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 (12-ounce) pork tenderloins
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan over medium heat. Add shallots; cook 6 minutes. Add pear, wine, thyme, and pepper; cook 2 minutes. Cool. Stir in nuts, cheese, crumbs, and parsley.
  3. 3. Slice pork lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, other side. Open halves. Place pork between sheets of plastic wrap; pound to 1/4 inch. Top pork with pears; leave 1/2-inch border. Roll, starting with long side; secure pork with picks. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. 4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof pan over medium-high heat. Add pork; sauté 5 minutes, browning all sides. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145°. Remove pork from pan, and let stand 5 minutes. Slice. Bring broth to a boil in pan over medium-high heat; scrape pan to loosen browned bits. Cook 4 minutes.
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