Tuesday I wanted to come up with something that could cook itself. I had a long overdue lunch planned with an old friend, and didn’t want to have to worry about dinner when I got home that afternoon. I had a pork tenderloin, and saw my bowlful of apples on the counter, and the idea became reality! Apple Pork Tenderloin.
My house smelled amazing when I entered later with the kiddos after school. I love when their first question when they come in is “MMMmmmmmm. That smells good! What’s for dinner?”
Fall is all about apples. We have our favorites and wait for them to come back in season. Do you have a favorite apple? We LOVE Jazz Apples. They aren’t here quite yet, so I used Braeburn apples for this recipe. We always have apples on the counter, so easy to just grab and go, and they really do satisfy the tummy growl!
I used a little honey mustard and cinnamon with this mixture, too. It all came together nicely. The flavor was a little bit sweet, the meat was tender, and we enjoyed it with some Garlic & Rosemary Heirloom Potatoes and sweet corn.
- 3-4 pound Pork Tenderloin
- 1/2 of a sweet onion, sliced
- 2 apples, cored and sliced
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 Tablespoons honey mustard
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Score the top of the tenderloin with a knife before placing in your crock pot. I scored mine diagonally both ways. This will let the flavors get in there!
Add the onions and apples to the crock pot.
Mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl with a whisk.
Pour over the top.
Cook 6-8 hours on low.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 562 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 222mg Sodium: 202mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 22g Protein: 79g
Next week I will be sharing with you how we ate the leftovers! I made them into a grilled cheese!
I hope that you come back and see that for yourself!
Until then, enjoy!
Love pork?? These Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy are our favorite!