One-Skillet Applesauce Pork Tenderloin Recipe

The sweet and savory flavors of this pork tenderloin recipe take this inexpensive cut of meat up to the next level. Although pork tenderloin can be a bit dry, the apples and applesauce in this recipe helps keep the meat juicy while ramping up the flavor. Pair it with a simple side dish for a budget-friendly dinner!

Budget-Friendly Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

One-Skillet Honey Applesauce Pork Roast

One-Skillet Honey Applesauce Pork Roast

The sweet and savory flavors of this pork tenderloin recipe take this inexpensive cut of meat up to the next level.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1½ lbs. pork tenderloin
  • 3 medium firm apples, cored and chopped

Instructions

  1. Place oven rack in center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine applesauce, honey, Dijon mustard, and rosemary leaves in a small bowl and stir to combine. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and set aside.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
  4. Generously season the pork roast with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  5. Cook until browned and evenly seared on all sides, approximately 5-10 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and spread half of the applesauce mixture all over the top and sides of the pork.
  7. Arrange the chopped apples around the sides of the pork and place in the pre-heated oven.
  8. Roast for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and flip the pork.
  9. Brush with remaining applesauce mixture and return to the oven for another 20-25 minutes, or until the pork is cooked through.
  10. Remove from oven and cover loosely to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 6gSugar: 29gProtein: 36g

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