Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
Here's a meal-in-one that is quick, delicious and nutritious. The tenderloin is rubbed with a few simple seasonings...and baked apples and sweet potatoes around the dinner perfectly. —Linda Lacek of Winter Park, Florida


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4-1/2 cups cubed peeled sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each)
  • 4 large tart apples, peeled


  1. In a small bowl, combine the salt, cinnamon, cardamom and pepper. Place sweet potatoes in a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon spice mixture and 3 teaspoons oil; toss to coat.
  2. Arrange potatoes in a single layer in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 10 minutes.
  3. Rub the remaining oil over pork; rub with remaining spice mixture. Place over the sweet potatoes. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Cut each apple into eight wedges. turn pork; arrange apples around meat. Bake 15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 321 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 452mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate, 5g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fruit.