Monday, November 21, 2011

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Medallions with Brandy, Fig, and Cherry Sauce

I shared this recipe in my newsletter recently, but it's so good that I couldn't keep it under wraps for too long.  It’s a delicious recipe with a sauce that I could eat with a spoon.  If you would like to sign up for my newsletter, please go to my website and scroll down to the sign-up box.

My test tasters loved it so much that they remembered it and requested it again.  Now I have to cook it for the people who weren't here for the official tasting. It is a little bit of work, but well worth the results!

This is a perfect dish for a special dinner when you're looking for something besides ham or turkey to serve.  I have a feeling that Dave will love it!

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Medallions
with Brandy, Fig, and Cherry Sauce

1 pork tenderloin
9 strips of uncooked bacon
salt and pepper

1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped dried figs
1/2 cup halved and pitted cherries
1/3 cup honey
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon mustard

Combine all sauce ingredients and bring to a gentle boil.  Turn down to a simmer and let cook about forty-five minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350.  Lay each slice of bacon flat in a large roasting pan.  (The one that came with your oven will work fine.)  Cook in oven for 10-12 minutes.  It should be cooked through and getting crispy, but still soft enough to bend.

Raise the temperature of the oven to 400.

Slice the tenderloin into one-inch thick rounds.  Wrap a piece of bacon around each medallion and secure with a toothpick.  Place on a rack in a baking pan and roast in oven for 12-15 minutes or until the pork registers 140 degrees on a thermometer or is barely pink inside.

[If you prefer your bacon crispier, you can pop the pan under a hot broiler for 2 minutes, but be careful not to dry out the pork.]

Remove toothpicks, and serve with sauce.  Serves 3.



  1. I think this is a very Dave-friendly recipe! He might want to add some chocolate into it somehow, though. :) Can't think what I like best here--the brandy and cherry sauce, the figs? The pork? The bacon! It all looks wonderful. :)

  2. How can you not like this recipe.. it has bacon. Seriously, it looks great and I cant wait to try it.

  3. Wow, Krista, those are absolutely gorgeous! Yep, Dave is going to love these! Hmmm, pondering Christmas week meals. (Yes, I'm already thinking past Thanksgiving, can you believe it? Does that make me a Sophie or Natasha? LOL)


  4. Elizabeth, the ingredients blend together so nicely. And the bacon adds just a hint of salty crunch. I think you're right about Dave. A little chocolate and chipotle is missing! LOL!

    ~ Krista

  5. Shawn, let me know what you think. I love this recipe!

    ~ Krista

  6. Avery, at this point, I think Sophie and Natasha would be thinking about holiday meals that are special but not on the actual holidays! Company time! I bet your husband would love this.

    ~ Krista

  7. K - What a wonderful and delicious recipe for holiday parties and dinners. Just gorgeous! ~ Cleo

  8. Thanks, Cleo. I think you would enjoy it!

    ~ Krista