Pork For The Holidays and Win Costco Cash {#PorkParty}

The weekly Costco adventure is almost like a family tradition in our home as we venture out each week to check off our Costco list of needs everything from milt to eggs to Pork?  Did I just mention Pork?  possibly because this week Costco has had a deal on their Pork Tenderloin  which makes it a perfect time to stock up and get ready for the upcoming holidays. Between October 15 and October 21, Tenderloin is $2.50 off. And while there be sure to pick up the rest of your meal including fresh rolls from the bakery, Ready to mix and serve bagged salads, and check out the refrigerated section for heat and serve side dishes from mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes to vegetable entrees.  Your meal will be ready to serve in no time at all which is what I love about Costco it simplifies my mom world when it come sto not only feeding my family but when it’s holiday entertaining time.

Each year on the day after Thanksgiving Costco gives out free cookbooks  “Recipes The Costco Way” – yes, I said free and they are packed full of amazing recipes using various products from Costco.  Click here for the online version of  the Costco annual cookbooks.

So, when it came to searching for a new recipe for Pork Tenderloin that would be a hit during the Holidays I went searching in my Costco cookbooks and discovered this perfect Fall Pork Tenderloin recipe sure to be a crowd pleas-er during your holiday celebrations:


Apple-Pear Pork Tenderloin

Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers


2 pork tenderloins

Salt and pepper

3 tablespoons olive oil

3 shallots, sliced

3 garlic cloves, sliced

1⁄2 cup dry white wine (or vegetable broth)

11⁄2 cups apple cider

2 Granny Snith apples, cored and cut into 1/8 inch slices (with skin left on )

2 Pears, cored and cut into 1/8 inch slices  ( with skin left on )

3 tablespoons butter


Preheat oven to 450°F.

Season pork with salt and pepper to taste. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high to high heat. Add pork and sear on all sides. Add shallots and garlic; sauté until tender, about 1-2 minutes. Add wine or broth and stir until deglazed. After the browned bits have surfaced, add cider, apples and pears; stir.

Transfer all ingredients to a baking dish. Cover and bake for about 45-60 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 165-170°F.

Remove the pork from the pan and keep warm. Remove the apple and pear pieces from the pan with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl.

Pour the sauce from the baking dish back into the frying pan, bring to a boil over medium-high to high heat, and cook until reduced by half. Whisk in butter. Add the apple and pear pieces, stirring gently.

Place the pork on a serving dish and slice on the bias. Top with the apple-pear sauce. Makes 6-8 servings. * Brands may vary by region; substitute a similar product.

Still Time To WIN: 

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and The National Pork Board  are giving away a $50.00 Costco Gift card.

Click here to enter for a chance to win


*“24/7  MOMS is  participating in a campaign for The National Pork Board and Costco with The Motherhood.com. We received compensation for our participation.


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