Pork Tenderloin with Orange Compote

Pork Tenderloin with Orange CompoteRecipe
Photo: Nina Choi
Spice up that pork tenderloin you have in the fridge and make this delicious dish stuffed with orange compote. Serve with couscous and fresh green beans.


Serves 4 (serving size: 3 pork slices and 2 tablespoons sauce)
Total time: 2 Hours, 21 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 1 Hour, 4 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 21 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 229
Fat 7.1 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 4.2 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 24.9 g
Carbohydrate 12.4 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 536 mg
Calcium 28 mg


1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons dried currants
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine


1. Slice pork lengthwise, cutting to, but not through, other side. Open halves. Place pork between sheets of plastic wrap; pound to 1/4 inch.

2. Combine 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, cumin, and red pepper in a small bowl. Brush pork with mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion; cook 20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, rind, and next 4 ingredients (through sugar); bring to a boil. Cook 14 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring occasionally. Cool slightly.

4. Spread onion mixture over pork; leave 1/2-inch border. Roll, starting with long side. Secure pork with wooden picks.

5. Combine broth and wine in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Add tenderloin; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145°. Remove pork from pan; keep warm. Bring cooking liquid to a boil; cook 8 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Strain cooking liquid through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Remove and discard wooden picks from pork; slice crosswise.