Pork with pears

Prep: 5 mins


Serves 4
A simple yet stunning recipe that combines well known flavours to create an exquisite dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal334
  • fat14g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre3g
  • protein42g
  • salt0.68g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 red onion, roots trimmed and cut into eighths
  • 2 large pear, quartered and cored (leave the skin on)



    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • few sprigs rosemary, leaves roughly chopped



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 4 pork steaks, about 175g/6oz each, trimmed of excess fat



    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • 50g blue cheese, cubed


  1. Heat the oil in a roasting tin on the hob (use 2 rings), then add the onions, pears, most of the rosemary and seasoning. Fry for 5 mins or until just starting to caramelise.

  2. Heat grill to high. Season the pork, then arrange among the veg and fry for 5 mins, turning halfway until golden and cooked through. Scatter with the remaining rosemary and the cheese, grill until the cheese starts to melt, then serve.

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Comments (31)

jadedermody's picture

While the pears were yum and I will b looking for other cooking ideas with them 2 red onions is far too much. If I were to do this recipe again I would use one onion and another veg. Also I could not taste the blue cheese and feel the pork needs a stronger sauce

kookymooky's picture

Wow. This was as close to a perfect supper as I've ever come across. So quick. so easy, so tasty. I would never have thought the combination of pork, pears and blue cheese would be a marriage made in heaven but it is! 6 stars!

Li-May's picture

Fantastic combination of flavours. Didn't have a hob safe tin so cooked onions & pears up in a pan before plonking them in the tin, then seared the pork in that same pan with all the leftover brown bits before putting in the grill. Will make again.

catherineoneill20's picture

This is absolutely devine and so easy! Have made twice in 3 days. yum!

goldiethegold's picture

Just cooked this but used the oven as have no grill :) Everyone thought it was tasty

kitsune45's picture

Just cooked this for me and my mum, changed it a little and cooked in the oven for half an hour or so instead and turned out amazing!

JustChuckItAllIn's picture

5 minutes to fry the pear and onion to be caramelised? More like 10.
5 minutes to fry a pork chop? It wasn't cooked in the middle. I grilled it for another 5.
It seemed a lot of messing about and I'm not convinced the ingredients all go together. The red onion adds crunch (not fully cooked) and the blue cheese did absolutely nothing at that volume.
If I were to try again it would all be in the oven.

Lay Di's picture

Left out the cheese and added some garlic butter instead

pleonast's picture

A very good recipe. I modified it slightly by deglazing the pan with some stock after plating-up the meat and onions, and then adding some soured cream and fresh parsley. It made a lovely sauce that went well with mash potatoes and green beans.

jjpurplecat's picture

I love this. I made it for two so used half the pork but kept the other quantities the same so we could have a whole pear each! I took advice from previous comments and did mine in the oven and it was perfect. Will definitely make this again.

martinaloeb's picture

So easy to make that my boyfriend made this unsupervised and it turned out perfectly. We have made it twice now and the second time we added some courgettes and pine nuts. It is DELICIOUS!

sqclair's picture

PS I omitted the blue cheese yet it still tastes divine..

sqclair's picture

I love this recipe - it is so easy to do yet never fails to impress guests because of the flavour combinations...

lizzafezza's picture

I cooked everything in the oven for 30 minutes adding the cheese for the last 5 minutes. Great combination and quick making it ideal for mid week.

jburton's picture

How long would these take in the oven????

jburton's picture

How long would these take in the oven????

georgeb74's picture

Really delicious - didn't have enough pears though, so taste didn't completely come through, but still a gorgeous meal that I'll make again! Served with loads of runnerbeans and sweetcorn from my mum's garden!

fleurbarra's picture

Also added whole unpeeled garlic cloves.

fleurbarra's picture

Very tasty, easy recipe. Will make again.

Wasn't sure what pears to use but my mind was made up for me as the only ripe pears at my supermarket were Conference. These worked well.

Lightly fried the ingredients in a frying pan and then added to a tray of partly roasted new potatoes to finish off. Served on a bed of rocket, watercress and spinach leaves drizzled with honey and mustard dressing. Recipe for dressing was taken from BBC Good Food Warm Stilton Salad. All worked well together.


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