Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower/Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 3 pork slices and 2 teaspoons apricot mixture)

Make the pork and jam mixture up to a day ahead.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

Combine preserves, vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, red pepper, and garlic in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer. Cook 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Step 3

Sprinkle pork with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; cook 4 minutes or until browned. Turn pork over. Place pan in oven. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 150°. Remove pork from pan; let stand 10 minutes. Cut pork into 36 thin slices. Serve with apricot mixture.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

March 13, 2017
Were you able to get 12 servings out of 1 pound of pork?

Simple & delicious

June 27, 2015
Tasty and very easy to prepare. Served on biscuits with a spinach salad on the side.

Basic, easy, tasty

February 03, 2016
We grill our pork tenderloin on our Traeger (30 minutes).  Flavors are good.


August 11, 2016
Made to recipe subbing peach preserves for the apricot, because that's what we had on hand.  The spicy preserve sauce was great with the pork and would probably be nice with chicken, too, or maybe grilled shrimp.  Served with CL's warm brussels sprouts & CL's tomato salad w/peach dressing.  Great summer meal.