Dairy Farmers of Canada

Farmers’ Favourite Pork and Pears

Create a new twist on a classic. Melt-in-your mouth pork tenderloin, local pears and the luscious taste of cream will make this pork dish your family’s favourite, too.

  • Prep: 5 min - 10 min
  • Cooking: 15 min - 20 min
Yields 4 servings
farmers favourite pork and pears


  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb/450 g)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 1 onion cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried thyme
  • 2 pears sliced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard or dry mustard
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 10 % cream or 18 % cream
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Cut pork tenderloin crosswise into medallions about 1-inch (2 1/2 cm) thick; season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Brown pork, turning once, for about 2 min per side; transfer to a plate.

Add onion and thyme to skillet and sauté for about 2 min or until starting to soften. Add pears and sauté for 2 min or until starting to wilt.

Whisk flour and mustard into cream; pour into skillet and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Return pork to skillet with any accumulated juices, turning to coat in sauce. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for about 3 min or until just a hint of pink remains in pork and sauce is thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


You can use four boneless pork loin chops in place of the pork tenderloin. Use chops that are 3/4- to 1-inch (2 to 2.5 cm) thick for the best texture.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 312 Calories
Protein: 29 g
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Fat: 13 g
Fibre: 3.4 mg
Sodium: 161 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 8 % / 89 mg
Niacin: 38 %
Thiamin: 101 %
Vitamin B12: 42 %
Vitamin B6: 59 %