Roasted Pork with Apples

Roasted Pork with Apples

 

1 teaspoon snipped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon dried sage, crushed

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

1 1 pound pork tenderloin

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges

3 medium (1 pound) cooking apples (such as Granny Smith or Jonathan), cored and cut into 1/2-inch thick wedges

2/3 cup apple juice or apple cider

Fresh sage sprigs (optional)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the snipped sage, salt, and pepper; rub on all sides of tenderloin. In a large skillet brown tenderloin in hot oil over medium heat, turning to brown all sides.
  2. Transfer pork to a shallow roasting pan. Add onion to pan around pork. Roast, uncovered, at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes. Stir in apples; roast for 10 to 15 minutes more or until pork internal temperature registers 155 degrees F on instant read thermometer and juices run clear.
  3. Transfer pork and apple mixture to serving platter; cover with foil. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing (temperature of the meat will rise 5 degrees F while it stands).
  4. In a small saucepan bring apple juice to a boil; simmer gently, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 to 1/3 cup. Drizzle over meat and apple mixture. If desired, garnish with additional sage sprigs.

Nutrition Facts: 239 kcal cal., 6 g fat (1 g sat. fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 

3 g monounsatured fat), 74 mg chol., 209 mg sodium, 22 g carb., 3 g fiber, 16 g sugar, 

      24 g pro.

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