Apple Cinnamon Pork Tenderloin

The episode of Top Chef Just Desserts on Wednesday night got me thinking about how much I love to incorporate sweets into my savory dishes.  Whenever I get Chinese food I always order honey chicken or sweet & sour chicken.  Chicken and waffles, yum!  So I thought a cinnamon and apple glaze would be the perfect topping for a pork tenderloin.  Serve with our homemade sweet potato fries and a green veggie sauteed in Kelapo coconut oil for a complete meal.


Apple Cinnamon Pork Tenderloin

1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin

Kelapo coconut oil, for greasing pan

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons brown sugar

3/4 cup apple cider, apple juice, or white wine

1 apple, peeled and diced


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Grease glass baking dish with coconut oil and put pork tenderloin in dish.

Dice apple and mix the rest of the ingredients in a medium bowl.  Pour apple mixture over the pork tenderloin, cover, and bake for 30 minutes.

Uncover pan and spoon glaze and apples all over the pork.  Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes longer or until pork tenderloin reaches 160 degrees on thermometer.




– JR

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