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Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples

This one-dish pork tenderloin entree is perfect for fall.  Sweet spices coat lean pork tenderloin, while apples get a savory treatment with shallots and thyme. Serve with a spinach salad.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2012

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 pork medallions and about 1/2 cup apple mixture)
  • Total:20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 12 pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups thinly sliced unpeeled Braeburn or Gala apple
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Preparation

1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Combine first 5 ingredients; sprinkle spice mixture evenly over pork. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove pork from pan; keep warm.

2. Melt butter in pan; swirl to coat. Add apple slices, 1/3 cup shallots, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; sauté 4 minutes or until apple starts to brown. Add apple cider to pan, and cook for 2 minutes or until apple is crisp-tender. Stir in thyme leaves. Serve apple mixture with the pork.

Note:

This recipe originally ran in Cooking Light October, 2010 and was updated for the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.

 

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 234
  • Fat: 9.7g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 24.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 12.3g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 89mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 394mg
  • Calcium: 18mg
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