Baked Pork with Goat Cheese & Pears
I love pork and I have several favorite recipes. Unfortunately, no matter how tender the pork is, if it comes out of a pan on the stove, my husband does not want it. I just don’t think that he ate pork chops much as a kid. Anyways, I have discovered some methods of preparing pork in the crockpot and the oven. Here is a yummy one.
1 lb. thinly sliced, boneless, pork loin chops
2 medium pears
4 oz. soft goat cheese
three cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. basil
½ stick butter, cut into slices
½ c. brandy
Beat out the pork slices with a meat tenderizer. The best way to do this is by placing them on a cutting board between two pieces of plastic wrap and gently pounding. Sprinkle a little water on the top sheet that you will be applying the tenderizer to. It will reduce friction and help prevent you from tearing the plastic.
When your pork slices are thin. Place about a teaspoon of goat cheese on each slice. Sprinkle with the salt, and pepper, garlic, and basil and then roll each slice up, starting at the thinnest end. Secure each roll with a toothpick, and place them in a baking dish. Wash, core and slice your pears and place the slices around the pork rolls in the baking dish. Pour the brandy over the pork and pears, and then place the slices of butter on the top. Bake in a three hundred and fifty degree oven for one hour. Enjoy!