Apple Rosemary Pork Tenderloin


This roast is by far the best tenderloin recipe I've ever made. The sweetness imparted from the gravy and the apple flavor is quite different from what is typically expected from a pork roast. The apple and onion mixture cooked with the roast makes an excellent side dish with a little of the gravy over the top.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 4 teaspoons dried rosemary

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried marjoram

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 3 pounds pork tenderloin

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle hard apple cider

  • water

  • 3 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup maple syrup


  1. In a small bowl, mix together rosemary, thyme, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Rub herb mixture over tenderloin. Place in a container, and pour hard cider over roast. Add water until pork is completely submerged. Cover, and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.

  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  3. Place roast in a roasting pan, elevated from the bottom, and pour marinade around the meat. Bake for 1 hour in preheated oven.

  4. In a large bowl, mix apples and onion. Put mixture around and on top of roast. Spoon brown sugar over entire pan evenly. Place roast back into oven, and continue to cook for 1 hour more, or until meat reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Transfer roast, apples, and onion to a serving platter.

  5. For the gravy, brown flour in a skillet. Pour the marinade/drippings mixture into the skillet. Stir in syrup. Cook and stir over high heat until liquid has thickened to desired consistency.

  6. Slice roast, and serve with gravy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

518 Calories
11g Fat
58g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 518
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 825mg 18%

* 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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