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Brandy Pear Pork Tenderloin_small

Brandy Pear Pork Tenderloin

Prep time:
1 hour 15 minutes 
Cooking time:
45 minutes 
Total time:
2 hour 
Ease of prep:
Medium 
Makes 6 Servings
 
Portion size:
3 slices 

x 6 servings

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories:
179.0 
Carbohydrates:
8.0g
Protein:
24.0g
Fat:
5.0g
Cholesterol:
71.0mg
Sodium:
55.0mg

Exchanges

Starch:
0.0 
Vegetable:
0.0 
Fruit:
3.0 
Meat:
3.0 
Fat:
0.0 
Milk:
0.0 
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Impress your dinner guests with this low-calorie Brandy Pear Pork Tenderloin recipe. The pork is braised in a Brandy, pear, almond, ginger, raisin and cider vinegar marinade. Only 179 calories per serving.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Trim fat from pork. Cut pork lengthwise to within ½ 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 ½ 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°F for 45 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 160°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.

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