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Recipe: French Toast with Plumb Pear Sauce

French Toast

French Toast with Plumb Pear Sauce

Ingredients:

8 Slices Dry Bread

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4 Eggs
1 c Milk
1 tsp Demerara Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg20130218_093512

Topping:
4 Plumbs
1/2 Pear

Instructions:

Mix plumbs and pear in a blender. Then gently heat on the stove over low-medium heat. Let it simmer while you prepare the french toast. Preheat a griddle to 325-350°. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Dip the bread in the batter until fully saturated. If you are using very dry bread, 10 seconds will do. If the bread still has lots of give to it, then much less time. Place on the griddle and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Top with butter and plumb pear sauce.

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Recipe: Apple Pear Pork Tenderloin

Apple Pear Pork Tenderloin

I wish I could lay claim to this recipe, I can’t. It came from the Costco cookbook “A Decade of Cooking the Costco Way”. But, this is such a delicious recipe, I felt I had to put it out for my readers to enjoy. I make this recipe often for my husband and I. We even made it while we visited my family and they all loved it too. So, I hope you love this recipe as much as we do. Oh, and because it serves so many, I usually half the recipe since there are just two of us (that eat solids like this).

Ingredients:
2 pork tenderloins
Salt and pepper
3 Tbs olive oil
3 shallots, sliced
3 garlic cloves, sliced
½ c dry white wine (or vegetable broth)
1 ½ c apple cider
3 Braeburn or Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into ⅛” slices (with skin)
2 Bosc pears, cored and cut into ⅛” slices (with skin)
3 Tbs butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°
  2. Season pork with salt and pepper to taste. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add pork and sear on all sides. Add shallots and garlic; saute until tender, about 1-2 minutes. Add wine or broth and stir until deglazed. After the browned bits have surfaced, add cider, apples and pears; stir.
  3. Transfer all ingredients to a baking dish. Cover and bake for about 45-60 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 165-170°.
  4. Remove the pork from the pan and keep warm. Remove the apple and pear pieces from the pan with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl.
  5. Pour the sauce from the baking dish back into the frying pan, bring to a boil over medium-high to high heat, and cook until reduced by half. Whisk in butter. Add the apple and pear pieces, stirring gently.
  6. Place the pork on a serving dish and slice on the bias. Top with the apple-pear sauce. Makes 6-8 servings.

Recipe From: A Decade of Cooking the Costco Way pg. 163