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Cider-Molasses Pork Tenderloin with Pears

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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 a thermometer reads 145°, basting occasionally with pan juices. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked pork with 2 pear halves and 3 tablespoons sauce : 437 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 5g fiber), 31g protein.

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