27 Recipes – Pork and Pear Bake


One the search for some new recipes the other day, I decided to flick through a free Coles magazine that had a few interesting ones. I decided to try the pork and pear bake this week, because it sounded quite good, along with being relatively quick and easy, which is always a bonus!



500g sweet potato
2 red onions
2 pears
1/4 cup olive oil
4 pork cutlets
1/4 cup sage leaves
4 carrots
4 red potatoes


  1. Cut the sweet potato into 2.5cm thick chunks, the onions and pears into wedges, and the carrot into chunksPork-and-Pear-Bake-Vegetables
  2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC
  3. Place the vegetables and pear into a roasting pan and drizzle with half of the olive oil and toss to coat. Roast in a single layer for 20 minutes
  4. Heat remaining oil in a frypan, and trim the fat off the cutlets. Fry the cutlets over medium high heat for 2 minutes each side or until golden
  5. Remove the pan of vegetables, sprinkle with chopped sage, place the cutlets on top of the vegetables and roast for a further 20 minutes, or until pork is cooked to your likingPork-and-Pear-Bake

My Thoughts

I cooked the meat for a further 5 minutes, as the recipe said 20 minutes of roasting would cook this to medium rare, but when I tried the meat, it was a little too dry, so I wouldn’t try this next time. I love how the vegetables turned out, though. I actually cut up everything for the full size batch, but only cooked half and have the other half of the vegetables in the freezer ready for next time.

Michael’s Thoughts

Michael did not think the pear went with the meal, and he liked the vegetables, but thinks they could be more crispy. Also, he thought the pork tasted like chicken somehow.


This is recipe 18 of 27 in my attempt to try 27 new recipes before turning 28 on 19th June, 2014. This project was inspired by my 26 projects challenge from the last year, with a new little twist.

You can see recipe one here, two here, three here, four here, five here, six here, seven here, eight here, nine here, ten here, eleven here, twelve here, thirteen here, fourteen here, fifteen here, sixteen here and seventeen here


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