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Pork Medallions in Brandy Pear Sauce

No recipe image available.A special occasion would be anytime this dish is served. Serve with baked potatoes and steamed mixed vegetables.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
Coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon butter
1 small onion, minced
1 (16-ounce) can pears in heavy syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pear brandy or pear schnapps

Cooking Directions:

  1. Coat each side of medallions with pepper, set aside.
  2. Combine pears, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon juice, salt and brandy in blender container and puree. Place pear puree in saucepan and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, about 20 minutes.
  3. Melt butter in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add medallions and onion to pan. Brown pork on one side, about 2 minutes, turn.
  4. Add pear mixture to pan, adjust heat to a simmer. Continue cooking 7 to 8 minutes.
  5. Serve medallions with sauce on side.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.