Photo: Nina Choi
Hands-on Time
47 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 6 Mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1 tablespoon sauce)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

carolfitz's Review

November 01, 2013
Easy to prep, made to recipe except subbed panko for fresh breadcrumbs and didn't make sauce. Served with dijon-mashed yukon golds & sauteed spinach. Excellent stuffing, great Fall supper,

Danicakes9's Review

July 09, 2013
So easy and fast... Total of 20 minutes to make (I made half the recipe) Could use more seasoning on the actual pork. The only rough part was pounding the pork. Also you should season your sauce.

laegnome's Review

January 21, 2012
Very nice flavors...classic combining of the pear/blue cheese/walnut combo. The dish was relatively easy to prepare and was delicious and tender. Definitely something that would impress guests at a dinner party.

Hooptwin's Review

October 31, 2011
Taste was amazing! I substituted goat cheese for the bleu cheese and 1t ground thyme for the 1T fresh. It worked great! I also added a little thyme to flavor the sauce and a little flour to thicken it to a gravy. My whole family (even my 2yr old) raved about it!

aimster104's Review

October 09, 2011
I'm not sure where I went wrong, but this did not produce any enjoyable flavors. The filling and the sauce both lacked flavor. I will not make this recipe again.

sprky182's Review

September 09, 2011
Definitely had a hard time with flattening and rolling the pork, but the flavor was great.

molz5791's Review

August 28, 2011
I was somewhat disappointed by this. The flavor was great, but I didn't like the crunchy texture the walnuts added and the pears didn't get mushy enough for my taste.

SoonerSinger's Review

August 25, 2011
I followed the recipe and this is amazing! The pork is so tender, and the filling is delicious! I made this with a 1.5 lb pork tenderloin, and I ended up cutting it in half before I butterflied it so it would be more manageable. So next time I will definitely get smaller, more uniform pieces so it is easier to roll. I would absolutely serve this to guests. It's an impressive presentation and so yummy! I served this with a simple salad with left over pear and gorgonzola on top.

KBD11211's Review

February 07, 2012