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Elegant Pork Tenderloin Recipe

My husband learned this recipe while at cooking school. This tenderloin is a great dish for company because it's so elegant, yet folks don't realize how easy it is to prepare.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • 1. In a medium skillet, cook bacon until it just begins to brown; drain and set aside. Cut pork into 1-1/2-in slices; flatten slightly. Sprinkle with paprika, pepper and salt if desired.
  • 2. Place pork in an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with bacon. bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until pork juices run clear. Pour cream over the top; bake, uncovered, 5-10 minutes longer or until the cream is slightly thickened. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 445 calories, 35 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 161 mg cholesterol, 366 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.