Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Honey Poached Pears and Gorgonzola will steal the spotlight at your next holiday gathering.
‘Tis the season for pork tenderloin! I’m pretty sure I eat more of it in the month of December than I do the rest of the year combined. It’s easy and affordable, so it makes sense that it’s a standard pick for holiday get-togethers.
Unfortunately, it can also be pretty boring.
I decided to see if I could upgrade this holiday classic and create a recipe that’s truly worthy of the spotlight, and I’m pretty sure I succeeded. This recipe is anything but boring. In fact, it’s pretty fabulous!
I have a serious weakness for combining savory + sweet flavors, so this pork tenderloin is stuffed with honey-poached pears, creamy gorgonzola cheese, and crunchy walnuts, then wrapped in salty prosciutto and baked to perfection. The flavors were inspired by one of my favorite cheese board pairings – you can never go wrong with fruit, nuts, cheese, and honey!
The honey in this recipe plays a pretty important role – in addition to adding a touch of sweetness that balances out the sharp cheese and salty prosciutto, it also adds an extra layer of flavor and helps keep the pork nice and moist.
I created this recipe for my client, the National Honey Board. Thank you for supporting the products that keep me inspired in the kitchen.