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Partially sliced roasted pork tenderloin with pears, rosemary, and thyme, on a rectangular white ceramic serving platter, on a burlap surface.

Hasselback Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Pears

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Looking to impress at your next dinner party? This herb roasted pork tenderloin with pears is the jaw-dropping main dish you need.


  • 2 lbs pork tenderloin, trimmed of any fat
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced very thin
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves, plus 3 sprigs, divided
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Bartlett pears, quartered and cored
  • 2 tsp cold water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/3 cup white wine (I used pinot grigio)
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  2. Lay the pork tenderloin horizontally on a cutting board. Using a paring knife, cut about 20 slits vertically into the pork. Place a small slice of garlic and a few leaves of thyme into each opening. Sprinkle evenly all over with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork. Cook about 3-4 minutes on each side until browned all over. Add pears to the pan.
  4. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until pork registers 160˚F on an instant read thermometer.  
  5. Transfer pork and pears to a serving platter, and tent with foil to keep warm.
  6. Place the skillet over medium heat. Add wine and herbs to the pan, and simmer for 1-2 minutes, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any fond.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and cold water. Add the slurry to pan and stir to combine. Simmer until the mixture is thickened.
  8. Add chicken stock and stir to combine. Simmer for approximately 4-5 minutes, until thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Slice the meat, then serve immediately, with sauce and a few pieces of pear.
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Keywords: pork, pork tenderloin, hasselback, pears