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Pear and Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

This Pear and Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin is an incredible meal that comes together quickly. Pork tenderloin is butterflied and filled with white wine poached pears, shallots, blue cheese, and rosemary.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds Pork Tenderloin
  • 2 Pears 2 cups once diced
  • 2 Medium Shallots 1 cup once sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Salted Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups White Wine
  • 1/2 cup Crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 2 1/2 feet of Butcher’s Twine
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Dice pears into small 1/4 inch squares. Thinly slice the shallot.
  2. Melt butter in a Dutch oven or an oven-safe pan over medium heat. Add the shallots and 1/4 teaspoon Salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the pear and 2 cups of the white wine. Let steadily simmer until the liquid has absorbed/evaporated and the pears are translucent for about 14 minutes.

  3. While the pears simmer, slice the pork tenderloin horizontally down the center. Slice almost all the way through the tenderloin, and then lay it flat. Pound the pork with a kitchen mallet flattening it as much as possible.
  4. Once the pears and shallots are done simmering, generously pile the mixture into the center of the tenderloin.
  5. Pile the crumbled blue cheese on top of the shallots and poached pears. Cut the butcher’s twine into 6-inch pieces. Then, press the shallots, pears, and blue cheese down and pull the tenderloin together, top with the rosemary, and tie with the butcher’s twine. The easiest technique is to slide the butcher’s twine underneath the pork and then pull the pork together and tie it closed. Cut the excess twine after tying it. Top the pork with the remaining salt and pepper.
  6. Heat olive oil in the same Dutch oven or pan (no need to wash it) over medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the pork tenderloin and sear for 2-3 minutes until it has browned. Rotate the tenderloin in the pan 2-3 times letting all sides brown. Pour chicken broth into the pan to prevent any of the drippings from burning.
  7. Once the pork has browned, pour 1 cup of chicken broth and 1/2 cup of white wine around the pork. Then place a lid on the pot, and put the tenderloin in the oven to bake. Let the tenderloin bake for 12-14 minutes, or until it reaches 145 degrees on a meat thermometer.
  8. Remove the tenderloin from the pot and place it on a cutting board to rest. The tenderloin needs to rest for 5 minutes before slicing it. This keeps the juices in the meat making it tender.
  9. Place the pot with the juices on the stove. Simmer over medium heat, scraping up the browned bits with a wooden spoon. Let reduce and thicken for 5 minutes creating a sauce.
  10. Slice the tenderloin, removing the butcher’s twine and rosemary as you go. Serve with the sauce poured over the meat.