Roast Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Apples and pork always pair well. The addition of sweet potatoes makes this main dish even more pleasing!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

1/4
cup packed brown sugar
6
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1
tablespoon cider vinegar
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
medium red cooking apples, sliced (about 2 cups)
2
medium dark-orange sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (about 2 1/2 cups)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
pork tenderloins (1 lb each)

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. In medium bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, vinegar, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture. Add apples, sweet potatoes and onion to remaining butter mixture; toss to coat. Arrange apple mixture in roasting pan or 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Cover tightly with foil and bake 20 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, brush pork with reserved butter mixture. Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Cook pork in skillet about 3 minutes, turning to brown all sides evenly.
  • 3 Place pork on apple mixture. Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until pork has slight blush of pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F.

Expert Tips

Be sure to use pork tenderloins--not pork loins--in this recipe. Pork loins are much larger and less tender.

All this meal needs to be complete is coleslaw from the deli or a tossed salad with blue cheese dressing.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
480mg
480%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.