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Brandy Pear Pork Tenderloin - Recipes
Brandy Pear Pork Tenderloin - Recipes

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Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 (3/4lb) pork tenderloins
  • 1/2 cup brandy
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped fresh pear
  • 2 Tbls finely chopped almonds, toasted
  • 2 Tbls raisins, chopped
  • 1 Tbl cider vinegar
  • 2 tsps chopped crystallized ginger
  • vegetable cooking spray
  • 12 fresh pear slices (optional)


  1. Trim fat from pork. Cut pork lengthwise to within 1/2 inch of outer edge of each tenderloin. Place in a shallow dish; pour brandy over tenderloins, and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. Remove tenderloins from marinade. Place in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  3. Combine chopped pear and next 4 ingredients; stir well. Spread half of mixture in center of each tenderloin to within 1/2 inch of sides. Bring sides of meat together, and secure at 2-inch intervals with string.
  4. Place tenderloins on a rack in a roasting pan coated with cooking spray. If desired, insert meat thermometer into thickest part of tenderloin. Bake uncovered at 375$#237; F for 45 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 160$#237; F, basting frequently with marinade. Let stand 10 minutes; slice into 18 pieces and arrange on a large serving platter. If desired, garnish with pear slices.

Nutrition Info Per Serving: Calories 179, Carbohydrate 8.4g, Protein 24g, Fat 5.3g, Cholesterol 71mg, Sodium 55mg. Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit, 3 Meat


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