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Roast Pork Tenderloin with Apple and Sage

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Pork Tenderloin with Sauteed Apples
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Apple cider and fresh sage pair perfectly with this tender and juicy pork tenderloin. The sweet apple flavor combines beautifully with the fragrant sage. This pork tenderloin recipe is low in fat, and cooks in just 30 minutes.

Makes 4-6 Portions of Roast Pork Tenderloin with Apple and Sage

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 pork tenderloin, trimmed of excess fat
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup apricot jam
  • 2 cups apple cider, or juice
  • 2 tbsp cold butter


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Season the pork tenderloins well with black pepper and salt to taste. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan, over med-high heat, until it begins to smoke. Sear the pork on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. Turn off the heat and transfer to a shallow baking pan. Roast the pork for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F.

While the pork is cooking, pour off the excess oil from the frying pan. Place over high heat, and add the garlic and sage. Cook for just 30 seconds, and then add the vinegar, apricot jam, and apple cider. Cook until the sauce reduces by about 2/3, and begins to slightly thicken. Turn off the heat, and whisk in the cold butter, stirring constantly until the butter is gone. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Remove the pork from the oven and move to a platter. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving with the warm sauce.

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 5 out of 5
Amazing with a few adjustments, Member bttrfly512

I've made this recipe a few times, and each time I've been able to refine it to make it turn out even better! First, I suggest planning on about 1 hour to bake the tenderloin instead of 30 minutes. Second, use a new pan to make the sauce instead of reusing the old pan that was used for searing. After the tenderloin has been in the oven about 30 minutes, begin the sauce as listed by bringing it to a boil. Then, keep heated on medium-low heat, stirring frequently until the sauce thickens - this seems to take about 20 minutes or so. I would also suggest cooking the tenderloin with sauce in the oven for about 10 minutes prior to serving. I really makes it flavorful! This is such a yummy and unique recipe! It is definitely a ""go-to"" for me!

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