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Orange Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Orange Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Dining with flair can be fuss-free when pork tenderloin is the featured fare. Family and friends will be impressed with these tender pork slices served with a succulent orange sauce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:3-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound) , cut into slices
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar

Directions

  • 1. Place pork slices in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine butter, thyme and cayenne. spread over pork. Pour 3/4 cup orange juice over meat. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°-170°, basting occasionally.
  • 2. Remove pork and keep warm. Pour pan drippings into a measuring cup; add enough remaining orange juice to measure 3/4 cup. Pour into a saucepan. Stir in flour and sugar until smooth.
  • 3. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork. Yield: 3-4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 197 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 74 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.