Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Pears

  • Preparation 20 MIN
    Cooking 25 MIN
  • Servings 2



  1. In a skillet, bring the sugar and 45 ml (3 tablespoons) of water to a boil. Cook without stirring until the mixture turns golden brown. Add the pork and brown quickly throughout the skillet to prevent the caramel from burning. Add a little water, if necessary. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside on a plate.
  2. In the same skillet, quickly add the pears, onion, and garlic. Caramelize for 2 to 3 minutes. Place the tenderloin back in the skillet with the remaining water (15 ml / 1 tablespoon) and the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer gently for about 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the centre of the tenderloin reads 50 °C (122 °F) for medium rare. Place the meat on a plate and cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Reduce the sauce until syrupy. Adjust the seasoning. Slice the meat and drizzle with the pear sauce. Serve with steamed rice and a green vegetable of your choice (broccoli florets, rapini, baby bok choy, etc.).

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

Content % Daily Value
Calories 500  
Total Fat 3 g  
Saturated Fat 1 g  
Sodium (salt) 1000 mg  
Carbohydrates 74 g  
Fibre 6 g  
Protein 46 g