Pork tenderloin, apple cider, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup make this dish both sweet and tangy. Double the sauce for dipping, if desired. I usually serve this with caramelized onions and apples as a side.


Recipe Summary

5 mins
25 mins
10 mins
40 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Remove silver skin and any surface fat from tenderloin; dry well with paper towels. Combine Cajun seasoning, celery salt, garlic granules, onion powder, and sugar in a small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle seasoning mixture over pork tenderloin.

  • Heat oil into a large skillet over high heat until shimmering. Add pork tenderloin and sear for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and place into the oven.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until pork is slightly pink in the center, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Check temperature of the pork tenderloin after 10 minutes as baking time depends on how long it has been seared.

  • Meanwhile, pour apple cider and apple cider vinegar into the skillet and bring to a low boil. Scrape up any browned bits, lower heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add maple syrup and simmer for 5 more minutes.

  • Move pork tenderloin to a clean cutting board, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes.

  • Slice pork tenderloin into thin slices, place on a serving dish, and drizzle with apple cider au jus.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 17.6g; carbohydrates 13.5g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 49.1mg; sodium 106.4mg. Full Nutrition