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[Recipe] Tired of chicken for dinner? Try the other white meat – pork loin

Apple Roasted Pork Tenderloin

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  • 1 large pork tenderloin (about 1 ½ pounds)
  • 2 Apples (Granny Smith, Macintosh, or Braeburn)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 Yellow Onion, sliced
  • ½ Cup Apple cider
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon fresh black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425º Fahrenheit.
  2. Season the pork tenderloin all over with the 1 teaspoon of salt and the black pepper.
  3. Peel, core, and slice the apples into ¼ inch slices, and put into a bowl. Add the sliced onions, and toss to mix.
  4. In a large skillet, add the coconut oil, and let it melt over medium high heat. Then sear the pork on all sides until brown, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the pork, and put on a plate to cool.
  6. Add the apple onion mixture to the skillet, and sauté until the onions start to get soft, about 3 minutes.
  7. Put the onion mixture in a baking dish, and add the apple cider and ½ teaspoon of salt. Stir to mix.
  8. Mix the mustard with the fresh thyme leaves, and then rub all over the pork tenderloin.
  9. Place the tenderloin on top of the onion and apple mix, and put into the oven.
  10. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until the meat thermometer registers 150º Fahrenheit.
  11. Transfer the pork to a platter, and let sit for 5 minutes to redistribute the juices.
  12. Slice the pork into ½ inch slices, and pour the apple and onion mixture over the slices.
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