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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

Recipe: Roasted Red Potatoes

Roasted Red Potatoes

Ingredients:
1 lb Red Potatoes
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp Jane’s Crazy Seasoning Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Dried Minced Onion
2 Tbs Parmesan Cheese

Instructions:
Cut potatoes into eighths. Place potatoes into a 2qt. Baking dish. Top potatoes with everything else. Stir to coat. Bake, uncovered, at 425` for 30 minutes.

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole
(makes about 10 servings)

Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients:

Casserole:
2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, (3 medium), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup low-fat milk
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
3-4 Tbs orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

Topping:1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
2 Tbs Demerara sugar (can substitute in brown)
1 Tbs orange juice
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped pecans

How To:

  1. Preheat oven to 350`. Set aside a 2qt. casserole dish.
  2. Place sweet potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat until done, about 15 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, make the topping. Mix flour, sugar, orange juice, oil and butter in a small bowl. Blend with a fork or pastry blender until very crumbly. Stir in pecans.
  4. Back to the potatoes, drain and mash in the pan. Measure out around three cups but more is just fine too.
  5. Whisk eggs, oil and honey in a medium bowl. Add sweet potato and mix. Then add in milk, orange zest, orange juice, vanilla and salt. Put it all in the casserole dish. Try to spread it out evenly.
  6. Sprinkle topping over the casserole. **At this point you can cover and put in the fridge for up to 2 days if needed**
  7. Bake the casserole until heated through and the top is lightly browned, 35 to 45 minutes.

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