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Rosemary-Apricot Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Rosemary-Apricot Pork Tenderloin Recipe

You'll be surprised at how quickly this dish comes together for an easy weeknight meal. And with very little effort, you'll have tender and juicy meat that begs to be added to a salad or sandwich the next day. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the rosemary, 1 tablespoon oil, garlic, salt and pepper; brush over pork.
  • 2. In a large ovenproof skillet, brown pork in remaining oil on all sides. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients; brush over pork. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, basting occasionally with pan juices. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork equals 280 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 357 mg sodium, 27 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.