Pork tenderloin is cooked on the stovetop and covered with crisp apples in a wine sauce. Would work well with boneless chicken breast or pork chops as well.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork tenderloin halves with salt and pepper to taste, then cook in the hot oil until evenly browned on all sides, about 8 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until the pork is no longer pink in the center, turning occasionally, about 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Place the pork onto a plate, cover with two layers of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes.

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  • While the pork is resting, pour the wine into the pan; bring to a simmer while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Simmer for 2 minutes, then add the apples, chicken stock, vinegar, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and nutmeg. Cook and stir until the apples are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir cornstarch mixture into the simmering sauce to thicken. Cook and stir 1 minute more until the sauce thickens and is no longer cloudy.

  • Slice the pork tenderloin into 1/4 inch thick slices, and arrange on a serving platter. Pour the apple sauce over meat to serve.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 17.9g; carbohydrates 13.2g; fat 6.3g; cholesterol 49.2mg; sodium 128.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2009
We tried this recipe tonight, and it was quite good. I did a couple of things differently though: I used a 1 1/2 pound tenderloin, and for the vinegar I used half balsamic and half white (I was out of cider vinegar). I didn't want the pork to dry out, so I covered it for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Next time I would slice the tenderloin and mix it in with the apples and sauce - that would warm it up a bit and coat the pork as well, since much of the sauce cooks away. As a side note, the apple sauce would be amazing on top of vanilla ice cream or french toast! It is absolutely wonderful! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2012
Yes it's easy and it is good but trust me the optimum time for pork tenderloin is 20 minutes not a second more. Oh yeh after browning cook it in the oven not the pan 180degrees for that 20 minutes. Just MHO. Read More
(10)
121 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 77
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2009
We tried this recipe tonight, and it was quite good. I did a couple of things differently though: I used a 1 1/2 pound tenderloin, and for the vinegar I used half balsamic and half white (I was out of cider vinegar). I didn't want the pork to dry out, so I covered it for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Next time I would slice the tenderloin and mix it in with the apples and sauce - that would warm it up a bit and coat the pork as well, since much of the sauce cooks away. As a side note, the apple sauce would be amazing on top of vanilla ice cream or french toast! It is absolutely wonderful! Read More
(91)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
This recipe was excellent and very easy to make. I used pork chops because they were on sale that week. You can use any cut of pork and simply adjust the cooking time accordingly (use a meat thermometer if you aren't sure). Use whatever white wine you have around...I didn't have the one named but it still turned out great. The apple sauce was really great. I will make this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
This was so good!!!! I took the suggestion and cut up the tenderloin into medallions at the end and cooked them in the apple mixture. I also doubled everything so there would be plenty of sauce - I highly recommend. I served with rice pilaf. A great meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
Very nice flavor! I loved the smell that wafted through though house as I mixed together the apples cinnamon and nutmeg. My only recommendation would be to brown both sides of the pork making sure not to overcook..otherwise the meat will dry out. Set aside as directed and prepare the apple mixture. Then while apple mixure is simmering add the pork back into the pan cover and cook for a few minutes on each side. Love love love the tender apples..mmmm.. so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
This recipe was awesome! I only changed a few things. I doubled the apples because my family loves apples. I knew that part would go over big. I cooked it in my dutch oven instead of a skillet so I knew I had room for the extra apples. I also put the meat back into the apples (not cut into medallions) and put the pot on low until my husband got home from work -- probably an extra 45 mins or so. The meat was tender and juicy and cooked perfectly. The apples were awesome. I used 2 Ida Reds we will definitely have this again! Even my 17 year old daughter who pretty much hates meant loved this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2010
Wow! I followed the recipe as written with only two changes. Used a white wine that I had on hand and a small pork roast I had in the freezer. You can use whatever cut of pork you like as long as you adjust the cooking time accordingly. I recommend doubling the sauce as you'll want to slather your chops with it or maybe keep some to top vanilla ice cream. Definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2012
I tried this tonight and after reading many reviews also changed a couple of things. I seared the loin in the olive oil but also caramelized onions with it. I placed it into the crock pot and once the wine/apple sauce was thoroughly simmered I poured all of it into the crock pot with the loin and let it cook on low for 3 hours. The loin was moist and the sauce was delicious! Thank you the family loved it and we'll be making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2011
Loved this recipe did agree it was a bit sweet as written. So instead of a Riesling I used a Moscato used agave instead of brown sugar and added a pinch of cloves to the fresh apples red delicious apples. I also doubled the sauce and glad I did as my family loved it. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2010
I made this for my family on January 1st 2010 - this is what I did: I cooked my pork tenderloin in the crock pot and the apples seperately in a pan. I doubled the recipe and used Fuji apples. This was AWESOME! Thank you for sharing this recipe it is a definate make again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2012
Yes it's easy and it is good but trust me the optimum time for pork tenderloin is 20 minutes not a second more. Oh yeh after browning cook it in the oven not the pan 180degrees for that 20 minutes. Just MHO. Read More
(10)
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