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Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

 Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes
Here's a meal-in-one that is quick, delicious and nutritious. The tenderloin is rubbed with a few simple seasonings...and baked apples and sweet potatoes around the dinner perfectly. —Linda Lacek of Winter Park, Florida
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4-1/2 cups cubed peeled sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each)
  • 4 large tart apples, peeled

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, cinnamon, cardamom and pepper.
  • Place sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon spice
  • mixture and 3 teaspoons oil; toss to coat.
  • Arrange potatoes in a single layer in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in.
  • baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 425°
  • for 10 minutes.
  • Rub the remaining oil over pork; rub with remaining spice mixture.
  • Place over the sweet potatoes. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Cut each apple into eight wedges. turn pork; arrange apples around
  • meat. Bake 15 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads
  • 160°. Yield: 6 servings.

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Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes (continued)

Nutritional Facts: One serving equals 321 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 452 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fruit.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer