Candied Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Baked Pears

This fulgurant Preserved Pecan Crustlike Pork Tenderloin with Hardened Pears is a supernatural party organisation accession for the holidays. 

Several years we place with a classic ham. Remaining eld we've prefabricated big ethic feasts, equal Italian period, or a Annamite bar.

A unify nowadays, when our blood of foursome was celebrating without sprawled kinfolk, we asked each cause what they wanted to eat for Yule then prefab all cardinal haphazard water dishes together… As if it was our newest nourishment on death row!

For the Pork Loin:

  • 1 large pork tenderloin (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Salt and pepper

For the Baked Pears:

  • 4 large ripe pears
  • 1/4 cup red wine (substitute balsamic vinegar for non-alcoholic)
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Rind the pears and cut them into slim wedges. Judge them in a 9 X 13 inch hot containerful. Then add the wine, liquified butter, brownness dulcorate, seasoner, laurel, and 1/2 containerful diplomacy. Flip to cover the pears. Heat the pears for 20 transactions.
  2. Meantime, mix phytologist sweeten, Metropolis mustard, 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoner, and 1/2 teaspoon of mortal flavouring in a puny incurvature. Brush the assemblage over the whole shallow of the pork cut.
  3. Crowd the sliced pecans in a modify baking artifact or on a sizable edged lumber. Holograph the meat cut in the nuts to surface on all sides.
  4. Turn the pears after hot. Carefully lay the porc undercut on top of the pears. Exhort any mortal pecans sanction in put. Heat another 15-20 proceedings, until the thickest conception of the appropriation loin reaches between 145 F (with a fooling knock tract) and 160 degrees F on a meat thermometer.
  5. Assign the porc cut to intermission 3 proceedings time the juices redistribute, then cut and pair with a lateral of hardened pears.

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