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

Why You Must Make

  • 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 adds 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.
  • It’s an easy way to make a recipe that’s perfect for a family dinner, but delicious enough for guests.

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 of 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

Recipe Tips:

  • If you have some extra time, try to brine your pork for an hour before roasting to ensure every slice is juicy. I mix 1 tablespoon of kosher salt and 1 tablespoon of 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. This is not necessary when marinating pork as the marinade will infuse flavor and moisture.
  • Pork can be marinated overnight, but should be marinated for at least 6 hours for the best flavor.
  • PRO-Tip: Don’t overcook your pork or it will be dry. The internal temperature should be between 140°F and 145° F.
  • If you allow your pork to rest covered with foil after grilling, the internal temperature will rise up to 10° more, so it can be pulled off a little earlier.
  • Pork tenderloin will generally take 15-20 minutes to grill depending on the heat of the fire.
  • 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.

Helpful Tools:

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Pork Paired with Apples?

In ancient times, Europeans discovered that the acidity in apples aided the digestion of pork. Plus, the sweet and savory elements complement each other.

What Apples Go Well with Pork?

Golden Delicious and Honeycrisp Apples both pair well with pork.

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Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

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

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 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.
  7. Allow pork to rest for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

Use Golden Delicious or Honeycrisp Apples.

Bring your pork out of the refrigerator about an hour before cooking for more even cooking.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

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

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Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Apple Mustard Pork Tenderloin

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

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 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.
  7. Allow pork to rest for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

Use Golden Delicious or Honeycrisp Apples.

Bring your pork out of the refrigerator about an hour before cooking for more even cooking.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

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

HOW MUCH DID YOU LOVE THIS RECIPE?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest