Pork Tenderloin with Apples

Use a good cooking apple such as a Jonagold, Fuji, or Pink Lady (not Red Delicious). You can easily cut this recipe in half, for a quick meal for two people.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6, depending on the size of the tenderloins

Ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and cut into slivers
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup (235 ml) of chicken or beef broth
  • 1 cup (235 ml) dry white wine (can sub with apple brandy or apple cider)
  • 2 medium sized apples, peeled, cored, and sliced

Method

1 Preheat oven, prepare the tenderloins: Preheat oven to 400° F (205°C). With the tip of a sharp knife, make deep little slits all over the tenderloins and insert the garlic slivers.

Season with salt, pepper and cumin.

2 Sear the tenderloins on all sides: Heat the oil in a skillet on medium high heat and sear the tenderloins well on all sides (about 10 minutes).

put pork tenderloins into a hot pan sear pork tenderloins on all sides

3 Finish cooking tenderloins in oven, with broth and wine: Remove the tenderloins from the skillet (do not discard the juices in the skillet) and place the tenderloins in a roasting pan.

Add the broth and white wine to the roasting pan.

Cook in the oven at 400°F (205°C) for 10-15 minutes or longer, until their internal temperature reaches 140°F.

4 Cook apples in the same skillet: After you've placed the tenderloins in the oven, cook the apple slices in the same skillet (with the remaining oil and juices) that you used to brown the tenderloin.

Sauté until soft. Remove the apples from the pan, set them aside, saving the juices once again in the pan.

cook apple slices in juices from cooking the pork tenderloins

5 Let tenderloins rest: After the tenderloins have reached 140°F internal temperature, remove them from the oven. Transfer the tenderloins from the pan to a cutting board, cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 10-15 minutes. The internal temperature of the tenderloins will continue to rise while they rest.

6 Make gravy by boiling pan juices: While the pork is resting, pour the roasting pan juices into the skillet and boil everything on high heat for 5 minutes, or until you get a gravy the consistency of melted ice cream.

make gravy with pan juices for pork tenderloin with apples

7 Slice and serve: Slice the tenderloins into 1/4 inch thick slices, add the sliced apples to the meat in the serving dish, drizzle some gravy over and serve immediately.