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Praline Pork Tenders

No recipe image available.With the flavor of the traditional Southern brittle confection this tasty pork dish is sure to be a hit. Serve with Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes and Mustard Green Beans & Cherry Tomatoes.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 large whole pork tenderloins, about 2 pounds total
4 teaspoons butter - divided use
1 1/2 cups maple-flavored syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 cup dark rum
1 cup chopped pecans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in nonstick skillet. Brown tenderloins on all sides. Remove to shallow baking pan.
  2. Melt remaining butter in small saucepan, add remaining ingredients and blend well. Pour sauce over tenderloins.
  3. Roast at 350°F (175°C) for 20 to 30 minutes, basting often, until internal temperature reaches 155°C to160°F (approximately 65°C to 70°C).
  4. To serve, slice into one-inch slices and drizzle with remaining glaze.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 494 calories Protein 25 grams Fat 14 grams Sodium 140 milligrams Cholesterol 70 milligrams.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.