Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin

This flavor combination is out of this world. Pork and apples were meant to be together! 
I've learned a lot about how different cuts of meat should be prepared since I first tried this recipe and have modified it to work much better for a pork tenderloin.

It is very tender, juicy and bursting with beautifully contrasting sweet and savory flavors!

What You'll Need:
(serves 4 to 6)
2 (1 ½ pound) pork tenderloins 
seasoning salt to taste 
2 cups apple juice
½ cup apple butter
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp to 1/4 cup water
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves

What To Do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Season the pork tenderloins with seasoning salt, a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan. Sear the tenderloins until browned on each side. Remove from pan. Place tenderloins in a baking dish. Pour apple juice over the pork, and cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil. 
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. While the pork is roasting, mix together the apple butter, brown sugar, water, cinnamon and cloves. Start with 2 tbsp water, and add more to thin out the sauce as desired. After 20 minutes, remove pork loins from the oven, and spread the apple butter mixture over them. Cover, and return to the oven for 40 more minutes. 
Slice the pork into medallions and serve with a side of the roasting juices! 
Recipe adapted from Moms Who Think
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  1. YUM!! I'm an unsuccessful pork cooker. Me and pork seem to have some issues. But I pretty much have everything needed for this recipe except for the pork, so I'm going to have to try it out.

  2. now my hubby would be all over this! i could score big points with it. thanks! : )

  3. Oh my word. I actually have apple butter in my fridge, right now! Trying this ASAP!

  4. This sounds SO good, Chelsea. My mouth is watering!

  5. Mmm. I was sold at apple butter!

  6. Aldi sells 1/2 pork loin (5lbs) for about $8-$9. I cut in long ways down the center, sear the pieces and use this recipe. Soooo good! My wife loves it! It warms the house up and fills it up with the cinnamon and cloves aroma! A very warming recipe for the autumn and winter!

    1. I also use apple cider instead of apple juice bc that's what in our fridge in the autumn. Works great!


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