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Pork and Pear Stir-fry Recipe
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Pork and Pear Stir-fry Recipe

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I've served this full-flavored stir-fry for years, always to rave reviews. Tender pork and ripe pears make a sweet combination, and a spicy sauce adds plenty of zip. This dish is a must for help-yourself luncheons or fellowship dinners. -Betty Phillips, French Creek, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plum preserves or preserves of your choice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium sweet yellow or green pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 medium ripe pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds, toasted
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce and reduced-sugar apricot fruit spread instead of preserves; calculated without rice) equals 368 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 563 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside. In a skillet or wok, stir-fry yellow pepper and ginger in oil for 2 minutes. Add pears; stir-fry for 1 minute or until pepper is crisp-tender. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Stir-fry half of the pork at a time for 1-2 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Return pear mixture and all of the pork to pan. Add water chestnuts and reserved sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add peas; heat through. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pork and Pear Stir-fry in Taste of Home August/September 2000, p25

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce and reduced-sugar apricot fruit spread instead of preserves; calculated without rice) equals 368 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 563 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

very good, easy, left out red pepper as husband is on low spice and it was fine.

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Reviewed May. 26, 2010

We eat this often.

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