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Special Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Special Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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"This is my family's all-time favorite pork recipe," shares Ruth Harrow of Bristol, New Hampshire. The moist tenderloin, beautifully complemented by a jazzy applesauce, bakes to melt-in-your-mouth tenderness.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with margarine and light soy sauce and without salt) equals 341 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, salt if desired and pepper. Cut each tenderloin into six pieces; flatten to about 1-in. thickness. Melt butter in a large skillet. Dip pork into flour mixture; add to skillet and brown on both sides. Place in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. In the same skillet, saute onion and garlic until tender. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Pour over pork. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until the juices run clear and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Special Pork Tenderloin in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p57

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with margarine and light soy sauce and without salt) equals 341 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit.

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Special Pork Tenderloin(9)

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

Great way to prepare pork tenderloin! We like a little more zing, so next time I will bump up the spices, but the sauce was very tasty, and not sweet. I served it on a bed of rice.

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

I have been making this recipe for over 10 years. It is a hit everytime I entertain.

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

So good--thank you!

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

We love this recipe; it's so good! It will definitely be listed as one of our favorites. Would like to try it with chicken as well.

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Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

This is absolutely delicious! The pork is fork tender and the sauce is not overly "applesaucy"...it almost tastes more like gravy than applesauce. Wonderful! My family really enjoyed this dish. I enjoyed both the flavor and the simplicity.

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