Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Onions


Pork tenderloin with apples and onions is an easy, tasty main dish for the family on a weeknight. While the pork roasts in the oven, steam a veggie side and prepare a quick salad.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 2 (1 1/2 pound) pork tenderloins

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided, or more as needed

  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and sliced into eighths

  • 2 medium sweet onions, sliced vertically

  • 3 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Trim silver skin from pork tenderloins; pat dry using paper towels. Rub 2 teaspoons vegetable oil over tenderloins, then rub with sea salt.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium heat until it shimmers. Cook tenderloins in hot oil, rotating to brown all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer pork to a large plate.

  4. Add remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to any drippings in the skillet. Cook apples and onions in hot oil, stirring occasionally, until onions turn translucent, about 5 minutes; add more oil if the skillet gets dry. Season with 1 teaspoon thyme and black pepper; stir gently to combine. Remove from heat.

  5. Use a pastry brush to spread Dijon mustard evenly over tenderloins. Sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons thyme. Nestle tenderloins into the skillet with apple mixture.

  6. Roast, uncovered, in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of tenderloins reads at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 15 minutes. Remove the skillet from the oven and transfer pork to a large platter. Cover with aluminum foil and let rest.

  7. Meanwhile, pour chicken stock into a saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until reduced by half, 8 to 10 minutes. Pour into the skillet with apple mixture. Cook over medium-high heat until boiling, about 5 minutes; stir in butter until melted.

  8. Slice pork and serve over apple mixture.


The Granny Smith apples will cook down and become a sauce for the pork. If you prefer the apples to keep their shape, use Golden Delicious or another firm cooking apple of your choice.

You can reduce chicken stock in a microwave-safe container in the microwave instead of on the stovetop.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
13g Fat
13g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 563mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 704mg 15%

* 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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