Glazed pork tenderloin with pear and onion

Published: Dec. 3, 2020 at 3:36 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - This simple dish combines juicy pork tenderloin with fresh pear and red onion, when topped with honey-vinegar glaze, it is the perfect dish for any occasion. What better way to celebrate National Pear Month!

Prep Time: 1 Hour

Yields: 4 Servings


1 (1–1¼ pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed

salt and black pepper to taste

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 red onion, peeled and cut into (¼-inch) wedges

4 Forelle or Bosc pears, stemmed, cored and each cut into 8 wedges

¼ cup honey

2 tbsps balsamic vinegar

leaves from 12 fresh thyme sprigs


Preheat oven to 400°F. Season tenderloin well with salt and pepper. In an ovenproof sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm olive oil. Sear pork 6–8 minutes, turning occasionally, until well browned. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add onion and pears to the sauté pan and cook 2–3 minutes. Return pork to pan and drizzle with honey and vinegar. Scatter thyme leaves evenly over pan. Bake in oven 15–20 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion of pork registers 145°F. Remove from oven and transfer pork to a cutting board. Cover loosely with foil and let rest 5 minutes before cutting into ½-inch slices. To serve, arrange equal amount pork slices, onion and pear wedges on each plate and top with honey-vinegar glaze.

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