Apricot Pork Tenderloin


The only way to cook tenderloin. The apricot preserves are a perfect marriage with pork. Sweet without being too sweet! A family favorite!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin

  • ¼ cup softened butter

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 (18 ounce) jar apricot preserves

  • 2 tablespoons honey, or to taste

  • ¼ cup dry sherry


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Spread butter all over the pork tenderloin. Season with salt, pepper, and thyme. Combine garlic powder, apricot preserves, honey, and sherry in a separate bowl.

  3. Roast the pork in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove the pork from the oven and brush with the apricot sauce. Return the pork to the oven. Continue roasting, basting occasionally with the remaining sauce, until the pork is no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
11g Fat
63g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 465mg 10%

* 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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