Brandy Pear Pork Tenderloin
- Prep time:
- 1 hour 15 minutes
- Cooking time:
- 45 minutes
- Total time:
- 2 hour
- Ease of prep:
- Makes 6 Servings
- Portion size:
- 3 slices
Nutrition Per Serving
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.
- 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)
- 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.
- Remove tenderloins from marinade. Place in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.