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Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Arrange potatoes in a single layer in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 10 minutes.
  • Rub the remaining oil over pork; rub with remaining spice mixture. Place over the sweet potatoes. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Cut each apple into eight wedges. turn pork; arrange apples around meat. Bake 15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 321 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 452mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fruit.

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  • Michelle
    Apr 17, 2020

    Super easy and good. I didn't have cardamom so I used nutmeg and done cumin.

  • Jimmy
    Oct 6, 2018

    Hi! If I were to add onions to this do you think I should add them when I add the potatoes?

  • Cedes2001
    Oct 20, 2014

    Next time I will try just making the sweet potatoes! Even those that don't like sweet potatoes in my house (kids), love them in this recipe. This is a keeper!! So simple and quick - keeping the flavors still natural. YUMMY!

  • Shoes58
    Feb 14, 2014

    What a wonderful winter dinner!! Next time (and that may be very soon) I will use more sweet potatoes.

  • 1wilms
    May 24, 2012

    I have made this often. Once the guests said that I had out done myself. Of course, now it is one of my best. Today I am going to try it with a loin roast.

  • cmhardin
    Sep 15, 2007

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