Thursday, September 23, 2010

Apples + Pork Tenderloin = Delicious Family Meal.

Real Easy Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin.

I found this recipe on Cookstr and simply had to share!  It has the makings of a perfect weeknight family meal. It is simple. Requires so unusual or exotic ingredients I cannot locate or do not generally stock. And - and this truly is the most important - it can be ready in under 40 minutes.

To make the kids happy (umm, and me), I think I'll serve baked apples on the side.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
Two 1-pound pork tenderloins
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground back pepper
1 cup fresh apple cider
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspo0n dried thyme

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet with a lid or in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season the tenderloins with the salt and pepper. Sear the tenderloins until brown on both sides, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Add the apple cider, vinegar, and thyme and simmer, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

3. Cover the pan and transfer to the oven. Cook, turning once after 10 minutes. Cook for 10 minutes more, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 150ºF.

4. Transfer the pork to a platter and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Put the skillet with the cider juices on the stove over high heat and cook until the liquid is slightly thickened and reduced to 1/2 cup, 5 to 7 minutes. Slice the pork and serve with the sauce spooned over.

3 comments:

Vic said...

that sounds delish considering we're all chickened out! :)

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

Right?! I get so tired of the same things over and over and over again.

Liz said...

apples frequently are paired with pork, and this time of year, you can probably get very good fresh apples for your side dish.

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