Cider-Molasses Pork Tenderloin with Pears Recipe
If you want to perk up your usual pork tenderloin, bake it alongside pears and drizzle it with a robust molasses sauce. Family and friends will be impressed by this beautiful fall dish.Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri
- 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 6 medium pears, peeled, halved and cored
- 1 cup apple cider or juice
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 425°. Place pork on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Combine the oil, rosemary, salt and pepper; rub over pork. Arrange pears around pork. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over the top.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until pork reads desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°), basting occasionally with pan juices. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cider-Molasses Pork Tenderloin with Pears in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p240
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
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