Apple-Stuffed Pork Tenderloins
This impressive entree is oven-ready in just 20 minutes. Garnish with extra sliced apple and fresh parsley for a special dish when unexpected guests drop in. —Suzanne Earl, Spring, Texas
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
- 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
- 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- In a small skillet, saute apple and onion in oil until tender. Add the garlic, salt and pepper; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat.
- Make a lengthwise slit down the center of each tenderloin to within 1/2 in. of bottom. Open tenderloins so they lie flat; cover with plastic wrap. Flatten to 3/4-in. thickness.
- Remove plastic; spread apple mixture over meat. Close tenderloins; tie with kitchen string and secure ends with toothpicks. Place in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the juices and mustard. Bring to a boil; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into juice mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in parsley.
- Pour 3/4 cup sauce over tenderloins. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining sauce.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 200 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.
Originally published as Apple Pomogranate Pork Tenderloin in Simple & Delicious December/January 2011