Pork Tenderloin With Spicy Apricot Glaze

Recipe by dojemi
READY IN: 55mins


  • 1
    (1 lb) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1
    garlic clove, sliced into 6 thin pieces
  • 12
    cup apricot preserves (preferably with whole fruit)
  • 12
    medium lemon, juice of
  • 18
  • 18
    teaspoon cumin
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil


  • Heat the toaster oven (or conventional oven) to 400°.
  • Place the pork tenderloin in a shallow ovenproof dish.
  • Cut 6 (1-inch) slits evenly spaced across the top, insert the garlic pieces, and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes while the oven is heating.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the apricot preserves, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and cumin. (If the preserves are still thick, add more lemon juice; don’t add too much, though, because the mixture should remain dense, not be runny.)
  • Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Set aside.
  • Coat the tenderloin with olive oil and roast for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and spread evenly with the apricot mixture.
  • Return the pork to the oven and roast for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing and serving.