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1-2-3 Pork Tenderloin with Apricot-Mustard Glaze

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Blogger Beth Dooley from Seasonal Appetites shares a favorite recipe.

Ingredients

2
pork tenderloins (about 3/4 pound each)
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1
tablespoon olive oil
1/2
cup fresh orange juice
2
tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4
cup chopped dried apricots

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. In a small bowl, mix together salt, thyme and pepper; rub over pork.
  • 2 Heat oil in large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Place pork in skillet; cook turning with a tongs, until nicely browned, about 4 minutes per side. Remove; place in 15x10-inch baking pan with sides.
  • 3 In same skillet over medium heat, add orange juice and mustard, using a whisk to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom. Remove from heat. Stir in the brown sugar, orange zest and apricots. Spoon mixture over pork.
  • 4 Bake, uncovered, basting with the sauce occasionally about 20 minutes or until pork has slight blush of pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F.
  • 5 Remove from oven; cover and let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • 6 To serve, set pork on cutting board; slice into medallions, cutting at a diagonal going with the grain of the meat.

Expert Tips

For an apple version of this recipe, substitute apple cider for the orange juice and 1 large tart apple, cored and chopped for the dried apricots.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
291.0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9.8g
15%
Saturated Fat
2.5g
13%
Cholesterol
110.6mg
37%
Sodium
755.3mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
13.6g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
11.4g
Protein
36.0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
27.30%
27%
Calcium
3.40%
3%
Iron
13.60%
14%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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