Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas 
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 1/2 oz. pork and 1 tbsp. apricot mixture)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Add shallots and rosemary; cook 1 minute or until lightly golden. Add brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and apricots; cook 12 minutes or until apricots are broken down and mixture is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Place 3 tablespoons apricot mixture in a small bowl; set aside.

Step 3

Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle pork with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add pork to pan; cook 6 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Brush pork with half of remaining apricot mixture (about 6 tablespoons). Place pan in oven; bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Turn pork; brush with remaining half of apricot mixture. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into pork registers 145°. Place pork on a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Cut across the grain into 12 slices. Serve with reserved 3 tablespoons apricot mixture.

Ratings & Reviews

July 14, 2016
Where is the recipe for the salad? It looks amazing and a great complement to the pork, but I couldn't find it. I'd love to make for guests coming. Thanks for the tip!


February 24, 2017
We grilled the pork because it was summer and it just made sense.  Had some apricot preserves to use up so eliminated the sugar.  It was sweet and tangy.  Yet another delicious CL pork recipe.

Super yummy

July 14, 2016
We grilled the pork too.  I like the idea of using the immersion blender for the sauce - next time!


July 03, 2016
Loved this one! Because we opted to grill the tenderloin, I used my immersion blender for the portion of the sauce used for basting and added a bit of fresh ground pepper. The salad is fabulous, too! The sauce would be great on grilled chicken, too.


June 18, 2016
So good!  The apricot sauce is delicious and goes so well with the pork.  The pork came out perfectly using the cooking times in the recipe.  Even the salad pictured with it is surprisingly delicious.  You could easily serve this for guests and they'd be impressed.