Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin

Apples and Pork - A Classic Combination

Ohio-grown apples are in abundant supply this fall at Jungle Jim's International Market. Apple butter and apple sauce making are in full swing in kitchens all over the United States. It's just that time of year. Whether apple butter is on your "to make" list or not, you can still enjoy the perfect pairing of pork and apples with this simple recipe for Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin. At Jungle Jim's, pork tenderloins are purchased in a package that contains two. Our featured recipe makes one tenderloin, but you can easily double the recipe and guarantee you'll have leftovers! We included a side of steamed vegetables, but scalloped or au gratin potatoes would be an excellent alternative.


This is how the pork tenderloins are sold at Jungle Jims. You'll get 2 tenderloins that are the same size. Make one for dinner and freeze the second one. Or make two!


Trim the silverskin and excess fat from the pork. A nice sharp knife makes this job easier!



Taking the time to remove the silverskin is worth the trouble. Silverskin is tough and chewy. The tenderloin will look clean when you are finished. Grease a shallow baking dish that is slightly larger than the meat.


Combine the apple butter, brown sugar, apple brandy, cinnamon and cloves in a small bowl and mix well. If you don't keep apple brandy on hand, you can use bourbon or apple juice. The Cooking School staff likes to use the Windy Acres brand of apple butter because it doesn't contain high fructose sugar.


Place the cleaned pork in the prepared pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour on the apple butter sauce.



Cover the pork completely with the sauce.


Bake for 30-35 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 155°.



Allow the pork to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Serve drizzled with the sauce from the pan. Enjoy!


Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin

One pork tenderloin, about 12-14 ounces
Salt and pepper
½ cup apple butter
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon apple brandy, bourbon or apple juice
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves


Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a shallow baking dish that is slightly larger than the meat.

Trim silverskin and excess fat from pork. Place pork in prepared pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and spread over pork. Bake 30-35 minutes, until internal temperature of pork reaches 155°. Allow to rest 5-10 minutes before slicing. Serve drizzled with sauce from the pan.


Serves 2

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