Posted by: Catherine | December 11, 2009

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apples and Red Onions

We eat  “the other white meat” quite a bit, and aside from grilling thick center-cut chops, pork tenderloin is our favorite–there seem to be as many ways to fix it as there are for chicken and most are just as easy.  We love slathering it with Bruce’s Secret Barbeque Sauce and grilling, and we often serve guests Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Fennel Confit (I save it for guests because I got tired of listening to what Emma had to say about the Confit). This is a new dish that we all enjoy, inspired by a dinner at a friend’s house where Emma must have eaten a pound of pork–“It was just so moist and good, I couldn’t stop eating it,” which says a lot about a girl who could live on candy and chips.

BTW, these photos don’t really do it justice–as Bruce said, it looks like a sea creature!

1 pork tenderloin, approximately 4 lbs. (I buy mine at Costco–they’re great, and come in two attached packs I keep in the freezer)

1/2 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling

5 cloves garlic, minced

4 T fresh rosemary

Salt, pepper

4 tart apples, cut into eighths

1 large red onion, sliced thinly

Place the tenderloin in a baggy with olive oil, garlic, rosemary and salt and pepper. Moosh around, and refrigerate for at least two hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put tenderloin and contents of baggie into a large baking dish, smother with apples and onions, drizzle all with a little more olive oil and bake for about 30 minutes per pound. Roast is done when the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees–I just make a little cut and take it out when just barely still pink.



  1. Looks wicked good! Pork tenderloin is a good time and you can never go wrong with pork and apples. Heh, I love that you say “moosh around” in your instructions.

  2. I love pork tenderloin and should make it more often. Those Costco two packs are great! This looks like a delicious combination.

  3. Pork tenderloin is always a great meat to serve. Looks chic.

  4. pork and apples go so well together!

  5. Beautiful! Excellent combination with apples!

  6. Beautiful! And so perfect with apples!

  7. My dad would FLIP over this recipe! Thanks!

  8. So delicious looking. Let me wait ’till my husband out f town to make it, because he prefer if I don’t cook pork at home (he is Jewish). And I respect that. Me, I love pork because I grew up eating pork.

  9. Pork and apples are always good together! Looks so delicious!

  10. A sea creature- ha ha!

    I buy my pork from Costco too- it’s such a great deal. In fact we had pork tenderloin last night for dinner. yummy!

  11. I love this recipe, specially with the apples, so nice, gloria

  12. The pork looks moist and delicious. We don’t eat pork nearly enough- I don’t know why when I see a recipe like this one!

  13. This would beperfect on New Years day as we have to have our pork dinner for good luck. I don’t believe in all that but it is still a great meal!

  14. A georgous & ooh so festive pork dish!! Food like this I like to eat a lot!

    So does my husband!

    MMMMMMMMMMM,…just so lovely!

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