Apple Roasted Pork Tenderloin

This is a simple, quick and delicious dish.  Pork tenderloin is a tender cut of meat that cooks fast.  In about 40 minutes you can be chewing down on a delicious pork tenderloin with roasted apples.  Yes, you can do this no problem.

Roasted Apple Pork Tenderloin

Apple Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Sliced ApplesCore and slice 3 Granny Smith Apples into thick slices.  I peeled them as my son hates peel, but keeping the peel on keeps the apple shape.

In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients.

Pork Tenderloin

Trim the pork tenderloin, removing any fat or silver skin that you see. Rub the pork tenderloin with a little olive oil (~1Tbs) and then sprinkle with the rub.

Brown the tenderloin

Heat 1-2 Tbs of Olive Oil in a oven safe skillet over medium/high heat.  Once the olive oil starts to shimmer, add the seasoned pork tenderloin.

Nice and browned

Brown the pork tenderloin on all sides, turn as needed. This will take about 7-9 minutes.

Add the apples and juice

Once the pork tenderloin is evenly browned, remove it from the heat and add the apples and 1/4 cup of apple juice.

Perfectly cooked pork tenderloin

Place the pan in the oven and cook until the internal temperature of the pork tenderloin reaches 150 degrees in the thickest part.  Depending on the size of the tenderloin, this will take between 10-18 minutes.

MMM Pork Tenderloin

Remove from the oven and allow the pork tenderloin to rest for 5 minutes.

Slice and serve with the Apples on the side.

Apple Roasted Pork Tenderloin
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Serves: 4
 
A simple and quick recipe that brings back the flavors that everyone remembers. A play on pork chops and applesauce.
Ingredients
Apple Roasted Pork Tenderloin
  • 1-2lb pork tenderloin
  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 1 portion pork rub (see recipe below)
  • 3-4 tbs olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple juice
Pork Rub
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp oregano (dried)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp thyme
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Core and slice 3 Granny Smith Apples into thick slices. I peeled them as my son hates peel, but keeping the peel on keeps the apple shape.
  3. In a small bowl combine the rub ingredients.
  4. Trim the pork tenderloin, removing any fat or silver skin that you see.
  5. Rub the pork tenderloin with a little olive oil (~1Tbs) and then sprinkle with the rub.
  6. Heat 1-2 Tbs of Olive Oil in a oven safe skillet over medium/high heat. Once the olive oil starts to shimmer, add the seasoned pork tenderloin.
  7. Brown the pork tenderloin on all sides, turn as needed. This will take about 7-9 minutes.
  8. Once the pork tenderloin is evenly browned, remove it from the heat and add the apples and ¼ cup of apple juice.
  9. Place the pan in the oven and cook until the internal temperature of the pork tenderloin reaches 150 degrees in the thickest part. Depending on the size of the tenderloin, this will take between 10-18 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow the pork tenderloin to rest for 5 minutes.
  11. Slice and serve with the Apples on the side.
 

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