Pork Tenderloin With Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

I found this recipe in the 2007 Taste of Home The Busy Family Cookbook, but tweaked it for just the 2 of us!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F, then coat the inside of a 9"x9" baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine salt, cinnamon, cardamom & pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, place the sweet potato slices & sprinkle them with just 1/2 teaspoon of the spice mixture & just 1 1/2 teaspoons of the oil, then toss to coat.
  4. Arrange the sweet potato slices in a single layer in the prepared baking pan, then bake uncovered for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cut the pork tenderloin in half, then rub the remaining oil over the pork, before coating it with the remaining spice mixture.
  6. Place the coated pork halves over the sweet potato slices & bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, cut each apple into 8 wedges, & when the pork has baked for 15 minutes, turn the pork over & arrange the apples around the meat.
  8. Bake another 15 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 145 degrees F ~ That's my reading, but if you're a traditionalist, you'll want it to read 160 degrees F!
Most Helpful

I make this frequently and since my husband loves the spicy sweet potatoes at a local restaurant, I spice this recipe up quite a bit. I add a Cajun seasoning and a little cayenne to the spice mix, I leave out the cardamom, but use the cinnamon. I also marinate the pork in olive oil, and fresh garlic. It's just a spicier version of the original. We love it.

cookohio February 14, 2014

We really enjoyed this easy dish! My pork tenderloin was probablly twice as big as the one mentioned, so I cut it in 4 pieces but kept everything else the same. Very good! Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ September 19, 2011