Prep 35 mins
Cook 20 mins
Bon Appetit Jan. 2010.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme plus fresh thyme sprig (to garnish)
- 1 1⁄4 lbs pork tenderloin
- 3 large shallots, each cut into 6 wedges through stem end, peeled
- 3 unpeeled small bosc pears or 3 Anjou pears, quartered, cored
- 4 teaspoons butter, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 3⁄4 cup pear nectar
- Preheat oven to 475°F Mix oil, garlic, and chopped thyme in small bowl. Rub mixture over pork, shallots, and pears. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and shallots; brown on all sides, turning, about 7 minutes. Transfer shallots to platter. Transfer pork to baking sheet (do not clean skillet). Roast pork until thermometer inserted into center registers 145°F, about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, add pears to same skillet and cook over medium-high heat until brown on cut side, turning once or twice, about 4 minutes. Transfer pears to platter (do not clean skillet).
- Mix butter and flour in small cup. Add broth, pear nectar, and butter mixture to same skillet; boil until sauce thickens, scraping up browned bits, about 7 minutes.
- Slice pork; arrange on platter. Surround with pears and shallots. Drizzle sauce over pork. Garnish with thyme sprigs.