Pork Tenderloin Flambe With Pears

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a really fun party dish, everybody wants into the act. You will have an audience, with a lot of kibitzing to flambe and the bonus is that it is a delicious impressive dish!! One of our favourite dinner parties. Serve with asparagus, and boiled/buttered/parselied baby potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut tenderloins into 1 1/2 inch lengths Flatten each slice slightly with heel of hand Sprinkle salt over the bottom of a heavy (cast iron) frypan and place over moderately high heat.
  2. When salt is hot, add meat Reduce heat to moderately low and brown, about 15 minutes Turn and brown on the other side, 10 minutes Add butter and let melt Mix lemon juice, worcestershire sauce and tabasco, pour over meat Heat brandy in a small saucepan, ignite with a match, be careful of eye lashes and hair!
  3. Quickly pour over meat and rotate gently until flames die down.
  4. Cover and simmer 5 minutes over low heat.
  5. Arrange pears around meat and baste with sauce Cover and cook 5 minutes longer.
Most Helpful

Was a Valentines Day dinner in this house, I used red pears. The flambe part was fun, my son left the area quickly, I think he thought I was about to burn the house down, he'd be great in an emergency!! The flavours in this dish are superb, thanks Dorothy. =)

Evie* February 14, 2002

Ok, so I botched the flambe part but it was still delicious. Also threw half apples and half pears and it still worked!

Gay Gilmore December 26, 2001

Wowwee! This was fun and no singed eye brows. I used Asian apple pears (there are a lot of locally grown ones around this year) and they were delicious. Thanks for another great recipe Dorothy. Cheers Bergy

Bergy October 15, 2001