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A simple and flavorful alternative to everyday pork dishes such as pork chops. This recipe makes a pork tenderloin into a gourmet-style dish. When it comes to making the apples, you may need to adjust the amount of butter and/or syrup to your taste. Also, feel free to add other spices such as garlic powder, italian seasoning, etc.
- 2 (3/4 lb) pork tenderloin
- cooking spray
- 3 -4 granny smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- rosemary sprig (optional)
honey mustard dressing
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 6 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Trim any fat from pork.
- Combine mustard, 2 tbs. syrup, chopped rosemary, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; brush over pork (if possible, let it marinate).
- Place pork on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
- Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of pork and bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink).
- Place a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat until hot.
- Add apples, butter, and cinnamon; sauté 5 minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium-low; add 4 tbs. maple syrup.
- Simmer 10 minutes or until apple is tender, stirring occasionally.
- Cut pork crosswise into slices; spoon apple over pork. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.