Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dressy Fall Pork Tenderloin with Apples


It seems that the colors of Fall haven't lasted very long this year. Thank goodness the flavors I associate with Fall can stick around as long as I want.

It's Thursday and it's time to start thinking about what's cooking for the weekend. One of the luxuries of cooking on the weekends is I am not as hurried as I am during the week.

When pork tenderloins are on sale, I stock up. They are lean, versatile and so easy to grill, roast. marinate, or braise.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Take one package of pork tenderloin which contains two pieces of pork. Use a sharp knife and remove the silver skin. Thoroughly coat each tenderloin with extras virgin olive oil. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons of McCormick's Montreal Grill Seasoning, 1 teaspoon of lemon zest and 1 spring (about 1 teaspoons) of chopped thyme leaves. Massage seasoning mixture into the tenderloins and roast for 25 - 30 minutes. Remove, tent with foil and allow the tenderloins to rest so the juices will re-distribute. Carve on an angle.

While the tenderloins are roasting, peel and slice 3 Golden Delicious apples. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in skillet over medium heat and saute apples for about 15 minutes until they are tender tender. Season with a pinch of cinnamon, a pinch of salt and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of AP flour over the apples, toss to combine. Squeeze the juice from half of the lemon over the apples and then sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar.

Arrange the apples over the pork to serve. It doesn't get much easier than this!




24 comments:

Lea Ann said...

I love pork tenderloin and have a gob of recipes and I've just found one more. This looks really good. Thanks for the post.

Cheryl said...

I want to come live with you! that looks delish, I love the apples!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Goodness.. what a perfect meal for this time of year especially when apples are SO good.... Thanks for that recipe, Katherine.

Funny that you and I are the only ones so far (on my blog) who have heard of and drink Harmony Bay Coffee!!!

I would have thought some of our northern friends would have known about it. Wonder if it's only made for Food City????

Hugs,
Betsy

The Japanese Redneck said...

Umm. Looks great. I love pork tenderloin too and I bet the apples really went well with it.

Mary said...

What a nice recipe! We eat a lot of pork tenderloin because its perfect for two or three people. This is a perfect harvest meal.

A Year on the Grill said...

absolutely right about stocking up on pork tenderloins. When they go on sale, incredible eats for low price. Syeaks are way overrated (especially on the grill).

Interesting combination with the apples... Like a pork apple surprise!

Hey, come and leave a recipe link to one of your postings on my site... A great giveaway contest going on

gigi said...

Boy, do I ever have a plan now! Thanks.

Jamie said...

Oh this looks fabulous! I do something similar with veal chops and it is a delicious, warming meal. Beautiful!

Debbie said...

That is such a great idea. Love the apples on top of the pork and all the flavors just blending in! Fall has gone quick this year....my yard is full of leaves!

Miss Dot said...

Hi there! I just wanted to pop in and let you know that it was your icon that caught my eye! Did you go through my closet before taking that pic? Love the dress and shoes!!!

On a bloggier note, great pics of your cooking. The polenta on that earlier post looks amaaaazing!! :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

I adore the savory and sweet flavors that apples add to pork tenderloin. This is such a great autumn recipe!

Gladys said...

Oh this looks GOOOOOOD! I don't eat pork but I bet this would be just as good with venison or beef.

Pam said...

Pork and apples are the absolute perfect pairing for fall!

Helene said...

This is a really nice pork tenderloin recipe you made. Great idea with the apples.

Marguerite said...

You are killing me with this one, cher! Divine combo! Looks fabulous and your photos are great, too!

buffalodick said...

Tenderloin of pork can go so many flavor paths- all of which are good.. The pectin in the apples can help tenderize other cut of pork that are less tender than the tenderloin- fresh apple cider even makes a decent marinate!
Your photo was perfect!

Carrie said...

Oh yum! Thanks for stopping by my blog... it lead me to yours. Love it!

tamilyn said...

Nice!

Yeah, fall here was fleeting also. Today was beautiful, but being Minnesota, we could get a foot of snow tomorrow :-)

Katy ~ said...

Pork and apples, oh, a delicious partnership indeed. This meal speaks autumn's bounty and glory. perfect!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Great timing on this recipe! We're thinking of doing a stuffed pork tenderloin for christmas. I think i'll try the apples this way instead of the usual apple sauce. Thanks! :)

Joanne said...

I hate that it is turning so cold already! But you are right, at least the fall flavors are here to stay for a while.

Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite cuts of meat. I love this seasonal dish you've made with the apples!

Larry said...

Pork tenderloins are often overlooked by people as a choice of meat. They are indeed a versatile selection and your recipe gives me another way to prepare them.

Thanks for sharing!

5 Star Foodie said...

Sounds wonderful with apples, great autumn flavors!

Chris said...

I like that simple rub, the zest would really work well with the pork tenderloin!