1/2 cup coarsely chopped mixed dried fruit, such as golden raisins, cranberries, apricots and prunes
1/4 cup full-bodied dry red wine
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
1 Granny Smith apple-peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3 tablespoons water
Salt and freshly ground pepper
One 1-pound pork tenderloin
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth
How to Make It
In a small bowl, mix the dried fruit with the wine. Melt the butter in a large ovenproof skillet. Add the apple and cook over moderate heat for 3 minutes. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 7 minutes. Add the water as the pan dries out.
Drain the dried fruit, reserving the wine. Stir the dried fruit into the apple and onion in the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate to cool. Coarsely chop 1/2 cup of the fruit mixture and reserve it for making the sauce. Wipe out the skillet.
Preheat the oven to 425°. Insert a sharpening steel or the handle of a wooden spoon into the thick end of the tenderloin. Carefully push the steel through the tenderloin and roll the meat to widen the hole slightly. Stuff the tenderloin with the fruit mixture and seal the ends with toothpicks.
Heat the oil in the skillet. Season the meat with salt and pepper and brown it in the skillet over high heat, turning, for about 6 minutes. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the meat for 10 minutes. Transfer the meat to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
Add the reserved wine to the skillet and cook over high heat, scraping up any browned bits, until syrupy, about 2 minutes. Add the stock and cook until reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Stir in the reserved 1/2 cup of the fruit mixture and season with salt and pepper. Slice the tenderloin crosswise 1/2 inch thick and serve with the sauce.
Notes: One Serving - Calories 244 kcal, Total Fat 4 gm, Saturated Fat 5 gm, Protein 25 gm, Carbohydrates 19 gm
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Step 1.Substitute wine; heat 1 cup chicken broth & 1 cup apple juice in saucepan, adding Craisins to soak as instructed. Chop/peel 3 large Granny Smith Apples and sautee in butter as instructed. Added one diced sweet onion and 4 large chopped celery stalks and continue to saute. As butter absorbs, add apple juice 1 T at a time.
Step 2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer Craisins to sauteing apple mixture, reserving broth. Season mixture with salt and pepper.
Step 3. Flatten Tenderloin with a mallet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Step 4. Saute Tenderloin for 3-4 min on each side, then place in a 13x9" baking pan coated with cooking spray. Mix 3/4 cup of bread crumbs and 2 T apple juice to apple mixture. Spread evenly on tenderloin and fasten with toothpicks.
Step 5. Bake at 375 for 20-25 min. Meanwhile, heat reserved broth/juice mix; add 1 T cornstarch to thicken.
Step 6. Pour broth over Tenderloin and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice and serve.
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