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Apricot-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

A simple apricot glaze made with preserves lends a delightful zest to this tender pork. It's so fuss-free and delicious, you'll make it again and again. —Crystal Holsinger, Surprise, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 3 tablespoons sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme


  • Place pork on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Combine the oil, salt and pepper; rub over pork.
  • Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; spoon over pork. Bake 10-17 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 145°, basting occasionally with pan juices. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 350 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 338mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • golfncook
    Jan 8, 2020

    Made half a recipe and was very good and moist. I can’t figure out how to baste with pan juices when you have it on a rack though.

  • Miraoli
    Sep 5, 2013

    One of my favorite pork tenderloin recipes. Something about the apricot really adds to the flavor of the pork. (I make with chicken broth vs. Sherry)Coupon for $1 off of any fresh pork product. Use it before it disappears!!!

  • Cobos
    Apr 29, 2013

    But, pork was not cooked in 30 minutes, and had to be cooked for another 30.I changed the glaze for Tangerine, and I used a alb pork loin. This could be the cause for the undercooking. But, I liked it and I will do it again!

  • Bleweyez
    Mar 12, 2013

    My boyfriend said this was the best dish I have ever cooked! I followed the recipe exactly except I left out the thyme. I was simple and delicious. The meat was tender, juicy and flavorful. The leftovers were all gone before bedtime!I made this again for a family gathering of 15 people. EVERYONE loved this and asked for the recipe. I made 4 tenderloins and they were all gone! Definitely a keeper recipe!

  • southern-bell
    May 5, 2012

    I love this recipe. It has made the recipe box I keep for good dinner choices. The pork is not over taken with a fruity taste which I like.

  • Inkasi888
    Nov 20, 2011

    This was SO delicious!! Amazing flavors when I'm normally not a fan of fruit with meat!

  • rakel7897
    Jun 23, 2011

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  • Bjudgehome
    Feb 7, 2011

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  • Cowgirlaliena
    Oct 25, 2010

    quick easy and good. great for when company comes and delicious.

  • drumrdan
    May 18, 2010

    My husband dosen't realy like fruit. However he loved this one.