Honey Apple Porkloin

Yields 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 100% natural apple juice
  • 1 apple, sliced thin
  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon  

Directions

  1. Marinate the pork tenderloin in  about 3 cups of apple juice. I put mine in a small casserole dish and left it in the fridge all day while I was at work.  
  2. Set the oven to 350. 
  3. While your oven is preheating, throw the pork into a skillet with a bit of olive oil and brown the outside. This will make it nice and crispy after it bakes.
  4. Once the outside is white, take the pork off of the skillet and place onto your baking dish.
  5. Make slits in the pork tenderloin that go about 3/4 of the way through. I made my slits about 1 inch apart.
  6. Place the apple slices in the slits. I put one apple slice per slit.
  7. Before placing in the oven, drizzle with honey and sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on top. 
  8. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes-1 hour. You don't want the pork to be tough and overdone, but make sure it's cooked through. 
  9. Serve with a green veggie and some sort of bread with honey and butter.  
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I made mine in the oven, but you could definitely do this in the crockpot.

I served this with zucchini squash and sweet potato rolls. It was the perfect pairing, and it was a very healthy and well balanced meal. 

Recipe adapted from this blog. 

Posted on October 16, 2013 .