Rating: 4.77 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is an easy, tasty main dish for the family on a weeknight. While the pork is in the oven, it's simple to steam a veggie side and prepare a quick salad.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Trim all silver skin from tenderloins; pat dry using paper towels. Rub 1 teaspoon vegetable oil over the surface of each tenderloin and rub with sea salt.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium heat until it shimmers, about 1 minute. Place tenderloins into the skillet and cook, rotating to brown all sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer pork to a large plate.

  • Add remaining tablespoon oil to any drippings in the skillet. Cook apples and onions in the hot oil, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to turn translucent, about 5 minutes, adding a bit more oil if skillet gets dry.

  • Meanwhile, spread Dijon mustard evenly over browned tenderloins using a pastry brush. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons thyme leaves over pork. Sprinkle remaining thyme over apple mixture and add black pepper; stir gently to combine. Nestle tenderloins into the skillet with apple mixture.

  • Roast, uncovered, in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the tenderloins reads at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 15 minutes.

  • Remove skillet from the oven and place pork onto a plate. Cover with aluminum foil and let rest.

  • Meanwhile, pour chicken stock into a saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until reduced by 1/2, 8 to 10 minutes. Add to the skillet containing apple mixture.

  • Heat over medium-high heat until boiling, about 5 minutes; stir in butter until melted. Slice pork and serve over apple mixture.

Cook's Notes:

This type of apple will cook down, but it becomes a kind of sauce for the pork. If you prefer the apples to keep their shape, use Golden Delicious apples, or another firm cooking apple of your choice.

You can alternatively reduce chicken stock in a microwave-safe container in a microwave.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 36g; carbohydrates 12.8g; fat 12.9g; cholesterol 103.5mg; sodium 562.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2019
We absolutely loved it. Exceeded my expectations. Such a tasty recipe. Read More
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2019
I made this tonight and it was amazing. I used dried thyme instead of fresh, honeycrisp apples that I had on hand Instead of granny smith apples, and I added a splash or two of balsamic vinegar to the apples and onions just before adding the butter. I also left the skins on the apples instead of peeling them. My husband demanded that it be added to our regular rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
I made it just like the recipe but used spicy brown mustard and it was DELICIOUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2019
The only changes I made were to use the apples I had on hand - gala, unpeeled and adding 2 dollops of balsamic vinegar as suggested by another reviewer. I think that really added to the depth of the sauce. We loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2020
I didn't have fresh thyme and used stone ground mustard. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2020
I love this recipe. I have made it several times !! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2021
Pork needed to cook a little longer but delicious flavors Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2021
Def will do again. This was extremely tasty and well received. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2021
Fabulous!!! The flavor is phenomenal. It’s become a family favorite and deemed to be worthy for guests. I forgot to add chicken stock the first time. Trying it out on a second meal. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
This was very yummy! I plan to make it again but with more Dijon as I thought that flavor was lost in the shuffle so to speak. It would work as a weeknight dinner but paired with a nice salad and a veggie and you've got a nice hearty fall Sunday dinner. Read More