Total Time
17mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

From Cook's Illustrated. Serve with Thick-Cut Pork Tenderloin Medallions - or come up with your own uses! Equally good on grilled chicken, or on steaks (especially filet mignon).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine cider, broth, vinegar, and cinnamon stick in medium saucepan; simmer over medium-high heat until liquid is reduced to 1 cup, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick and discard. Set sauce aside until pork is cooked.
  2. Put 1 tablespoon butter in a clean skillet and heat over medium heat until melted and foaming subsides. Add shallot and apple and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and add Calvados. Return skillet to heat and cook about 1 minute, scraping bottom with wooden spoon to loosen browned bits.
  3. Add reduced cider mixture, any juices from resting meat, and thyme; increase heat to medium-high and simmer until thickened and reduced to 1 1/4 cups, 3 to 4 minutes. Off heat, whisk in remaining 3 tablespoons butter, and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over pork and serve immediately.

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Was this wonderful or what? I have to admit I made a lot of subsitutions, but I don't think they were a big diversion from the original. I used some previously reduced (boiled cider) for the apple cider and made it 1/2 cup instead of 1 1/2 cups. I used homemade chicken broth. I also goofed and put the entire 4 Tbsp butter into the pan for the shallots and apple. It didn't seem to matter that much. I used brandy instead of calvados. I didn't have fresh thyme, so I sprinkled a couple generous dashes of dried, ground thyme into the mix. Regardless of the subs, it was fabulous over my crock pot roasted pork loin. It's a keeper in my "favorites" book.

Cook In Southwest November 20, 2008

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