Pork Tenderloin


This pork tenderloin is extra flavorful, thanks to a marinade that does double duty as a basting sauce. A warm apple jelly mixed with sherry and soy sauce adds the finishing touch.

close up view of sliced Pork Tenderloin with sauce on top, garnished with fresh herbs on a green plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 10 mins



  • ½ cup dry sherry

  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced

  • 2 ½ pounds pork tenderloin

  • teaspoon dry mustard powder, or to taste

  • teaspoon dried thyme


  • ¾ cup apple jelly

  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Marinate the pork: Whisk sherry, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger together in a large glass baking dish.

  2. Rub pork with mustard powder and thyme, then transfer to the bowl with marinade. Turn pork until well coated. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours to overnight.

  3. When ready to cook the pork, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Remove pork from the refrigerator and uncover; leave marinade in the dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven, basting occasionally with the marinade, until pork is slightly pink in the center, 60 to 65 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

  5. When the pork is almost finished, make the sauce: Heat apple jelly in a small saucepan over medium heat until warm. Stir in sherry and soy sauce, reduce the heat to low, and simmer gently until pork is ready.

  6. Slice pork tenderloin and serve warm apple jelly sauce over top.


If your tenderloin is not 2 1/2 pounds, bake it for about 25 minutes per pound.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
4g Fat
18g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 872mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 498mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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