How to make it

  • Position a rack in the lower third of oven and preheat to 400 degrees.
  • In a mini food processor, process parsley, chopped sage, whole garlic, salt, pepper and 3 Tbs. of the olive oil until a fine paste forms.
  • Spread mixture on cut side of one half of the pork loin, then place the other half on top.
  • Tie roast together with kitchen twine and tuck whole sage leaves underneath twine.
  • Season roast with salt and pepper.
  • In a 5 1/2-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat, warm remaining 2 Tbs. Oliove Oil.
  • Add pears, cut side down, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a plate.
  • Add pork to the pot, and brown on all sides, about 8 minutes total.
  • Transfer to a plate.
  • Place leeks, cut side down, in the pot in a single layer.
  • Set the pork on top and place the pears along the sides of the pot.
  • Roast in oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted int o the center of the pork registers 140 degrees, 45 to 55 minutes.
  • Transfer pork to a carving board, cover loosely with aluminun foil and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  • Transfer the leeks and pears to a platter.
  • Pour the pan drippings into a bowl and discard all but 2 tsp. of the fat.
  • Warm the reserved fat in the pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and flour and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 seconds.
  • Add the wine and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  • Add the broth and pan drippings and cook until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and whisk in the mustard and cream.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cut the pork into slices and arrange on the platter. Pass the sauce alongside.

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    " It was excellent "
    merlin ate it and said...
    This sounds delightful.
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    omg !!!!!! i love it yum yum ........lots of flavors here great post


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  • krumkake 9 years ago
    Oh my goodness, chichi - this sounds like a piece of heaven...pork, pears, leeks, a creamy sauce - my heart is racing! This is printed off, ready for an upcoming evening's delish dinner. Thank you, my dear...Krum
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  • joe1155 9 years ago
    Wow, what a great mix of flavors!
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    " It was excellent "
    rottman ate it and said...
    Pears go great with pork. Look forward to trying this one. It's a hard 5. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    The roast and the sauce sound so succulant and delish! Bookmarked this great recipe! An easy 5 from me!
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