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Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

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Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin is seasoned pork, roasted in the oven for a quick, flavorful meal. This easy pork recipe is perfect for company, but simple enough for a weeknight dinner!

Close up of a plate of apple mustard pork tenderloin with apple slices

Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is such a versatile cut of meat. From stir-frying to grilling to roasting, the options are endless. Since pork tenderloin is a lean cut, a glaze helps keep the meat moist and tender as well as adding loads of flavor. I reduced some apple cider, added brown sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire and a few dollops of grainy mustard to make a delicious glaze with loads of flavor.

If you have some extra time, try brining your pork for an hour before roasting to ensure every slice is juicy. I mix 1 tablespoon of kosher salt and 1 tablespoon brown sugar in a cup of warm (not hot) water. Place in a large Ziploc bag with the pork and brine for 30 minutes to 2 hours before roasting or grilling.

A plate of sliced apple mustard pork tenderloin with a bamboo handle fork

Simple Dinner Recipes

After the chaos of the holidays, it’s time to get back to reality. Quick and simple dinner recipes are needed as the kids head back to school and mealtime becomes hectic again. This glazed apple mustard pork tenderloin is elegant enough for dinner guests, yet you won’t break a sweat making it. I served this with sauteed apples, but applesauce would be a marvelous pairing as well. These Crispy Smashed Potatoes are always a hit and a yummy side dish.

A close up cooked pork tenderloin on a cutting board

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Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

The Recipe: Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

An easy, flavorful pork recipe you can have on the table in less than an hour.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 4 servings


  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons coarse ground mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. Remove the meat from the refrigerator to bring to take off the chill for about 30 minutes.
  3. Make the glaze by reducing the cider in half by simmering it in a saucepan. Add the brown sugar, soy sauce, Worcestershire and mustard and whisk until combined. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until thickens slightly.
  4. Place the pork in a pan fit with with a rack and roast for about 15 minutes. Start brushing the pork with the glaze, every 5-10 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 150º.
  5. Reheat any leftover glaze.
  6. Remove from oven, then using a clean brush, apply another coat of glaze. Tent with foil. Allow to rest for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 436mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 13g


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29 comments on “Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin”

  1. Apple, mustard and pork all go so well together – looks like a tasty meal!

  2. Seriously, apple and DIjon were made for pork! This is perfect!

  3. This sounds wonderful Liz! I love that it’s light and lean but still has lots of flavor! I just happen to have a double package of pork tenderloin in the freezer…

  4. this sounds and looks so delicious Happy New Year!!

  5. We eat a lot of pork! It’s so tasty and easy to make. I love the combination of the mustard and apple cider in your recipe.

  6. I love the texture to this glaze. Great flavors for pork!

  7. I love pork tenderloin, and this version looks just perfect! Great flavors, and you have cooked it just right!

  8. Such great flavors in this pork! I’ve had pork with apples and pork with mustard but never together! I must try!

  9. Oh this would be great with the Haluski above! Happy New Year Liz, wishing you all the best in 2017-enjoy:@)

  10. Very juicy and tender…excellent!

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