You are here: Home » Recipes » Pork Loin with Roasted Pears and Shallots Pork Loin with Roasted Pears and Shallots Kitchen Tested Yield 8 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 40 mins Pork and pears capture the flavor of autumn. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice1 pork loin (about 4 pounds)12 ounces shallots, peeled and halved or quartered (about 2 cups)3 medium unpeeled pears, cut into wedges3/4 teaspoon salt, divided3 cloves garlic, sliced sprig Fresh thyme2 tablespoons butter3 tablespoons all-purpose flour4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth1/2 to 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves Coarsely ground black pepper Instructions In a large zip-top plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons oil, soy sauce and lemon juice. Add pork and coat evenly. Marinate at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 450F. In a roasting pan, toss shallots and pears with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Remove meat from marinade and drain, reserving marinade. Make slits in top of pork; insert sliced garlic and thyme sprigs. Place pork in roasting pan in center of pear mixture. Roast 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325F and cook until meat reaches 145 to 150F, about 40 minutes. While meat roasts, melt butter and whisk in flour. Cook over medium heat until golden brown. Pour in broth and reserved marinade; whisk to break up lumps. Cook until thick, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in thyme. Remove from heat. Remove pork from oven. Let meat stand 5 minutes before slicing. (If shallots are not well caramelized, remove pork and set in warm place, covered with foil. Increase oven temperature to 400F, place shallots and pears back in oven, and cook until caramelized, 10 to 15 minutes more.) Reheat gravy over low heat. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Slice pork and serve with gravy. Recipe by Nancy Krcek Allen. For a complete menu featuring Pork Loin with Pears and Shallots, along with 11 more simple menus for year round entertaining, check out our Supper Club Menus Recipe App for the iPad on iTunes.