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Cider-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

This is a super-easy recipe full of sweet fall flavor. The maple flavor really shines through. —Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar


  • Preheat oven to 425°. Cut tenderloin in half to fit skillet; sprinkle with salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown pork on all sides. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. pan. Roast until a thermometer reads 145°, 12-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in same skillet, bring cider, syrup, vinegar and remaining pepper to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Cook, uncovered, until mixture is reduced to a glaze consistency, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove pork from oven; let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with glaze.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked pork with 1 tablespoon glaze: 239 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Mara
    Nov 8, 2020

    I couldn't get over how sweet the glaze was. Not sure if it's due to my brand of cider or the syrup I used.

  • dublinlab
    Oct 15, 2020

    This was amazing. Quick, easy and most important delicious. I served with basmati rice and ginger carrots. Janet VFE

  • joycerm53
    Sep 26, 2020

    Great recipe!! Love to make this in the Fall with a baked apple on the side. Simple, quick and delicious. I make this exactly as written - it is amazing! Joyce Moynihan. Volunteer Field Editor.

  • PageRD
    Jan 18, 2018

    A very simple and delicious main dish that can be put together for a relatively fast evening meal. The meat was very tender and juicy. I was out of maple syrup, so a TOH volunteer field editor recommended I mix molasses and brown sugar. This worked well. I'm anxious to try it with the maple syrup to see the differences in flavor.

  • sandys7118
    Nov 15, 2017

    Love the addition of the maple syrup! Adds a really great flavor to it!

  • cynandtom
    Oct 11, 2017

    Love the glaze! Great as a simple easy weeknight meal but fancy enough for entertaining.

  • jstowellsupermom
    Aug 21, 2017

    Great recipe! Meat was tender and juicy and the glaze was the perfect amount of sweet. Super quick and easy to make too!

  • annrms
    Aug 8, 2017

    We greatly enjoyed eating this recipe. It is truly a simple and delicious dish. It took just minutes to prep. One change...I roasted it to an internal temperature of 135 degrees and let it rest under foil for 5 minutes. When I sliced it, it was medium pink and juicy. The glaze is wonderful...not too sweet, and I think it would be delicious on other roasted meats (and vegetables) as well. I served mashed sweet potato and steamed fresh string beans. It's a keeper!!