Roast Pork Loin with Peppery Pear Butter

FoodFit Original Recipes use seasonal ingredients to create dishes that are healthy, delicious and easy to make. Our chef follows FoodFit's nutrition standards for recipes that are lower in fat, but full of flavor!

2.5 cups peeled and cored pears, cut into chunks
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1 - boneless pork loin, about 1 3/4 pounds
salt to taste
2 teaspoons minced, fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary or tarragon)
2/3 cup dry white wine

Estimated cooking time: 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Place the pork loin in a roasting pan and sprinkle with the herbs, salt and pepper.
Pour the wine into the bottom of the pan and baste occasionally. Roast the pork for about 1 1/2 hours until a meat thermometer reads 160 F.
While the pork is roasting, place the pear chunks in a large, heavy-bottomed, stainless-steel pot. Add the rest of the ingredients for the peppery pear butter.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer until the fruit becomes tender, about 20 minutes.
Puree in a food mill or blender.
Remove the pork loin from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with the peppery pear butter.