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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

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. Very juicy and tender…excellent!

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

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

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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…

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

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

  11. What a wonderful flavor combination. Pork roast is such an easy and elegant dinner – I don’t make it enough and I must add your recipe to the weeknight rotation.

  12. Looks delicious!! Happy New Year!!! Wishing you a wonderful year in 2017!

  13. This looks so flavorful and moist! Can’t wait to try it out, love the topping!

  14. I have pork tenderloin on the menu for our Family dinner tomorrow night. I like the idea of this glaze. Thanks Liz.

  15. This sounds delicious! I’m always looking for easy recipes and my family is a big pork fan.

  16. Dear Liz, I wish you a happy new year with love and santé for you and all your familly! xoxo

  17. A very Happy New Year to you, Liz. This tenderloin looks absolutely beautiful. Mustard and apple sound like a lovely combo. 🙂

  18. But, do we have to get back to reality? OK–I know we have to….What a great comforting dish to face that reality. Happy New Year!

  19. Pork tenderloin is a favorite in my house too. We always coat it in mustard and broil it. Major yum.

  20. Love the combo of sweet and savory, Liz. Do believe your glaze might be perfection on tofu, too! Wishing you a stellar 2017 <3

  21. You have just reminded me of a dish I used to make with two small pork tenderloins tied together head to tail, then roasted. Even then, they did cook quickly. Your glaze sounds divine, Liz! I could eat that with a spoon. I can see from the photos that your pork is perfectly cooked, still so juicy!

    Wishing you joy in 2017, Liz! Could this be the year we finally meet at Food Wine Conference? I hope so!

  22. Pork tenderloin is truly one of my favourite meats, glazing it up the way you have makes a wonderful dish and pairing it with apple cider is a wonderful tip of the hat to the olden days, when we had pork chops and apple sauce! I’ve made a similar recipe but I make a gravey with the reduced apple cider and I pan fry some wonderful apply slices in butter for garnish, so good!

  23. HI Liz, pork, mustard and apple is a wonderful tasty combo, and your pork looks perfectly moist and cooked. Great dinner to start off the New Year!

  24. Happy New Year, Liz! What an elegant meal for any night of the week!

  25. Gently pink and cooked to perfection. GREG

  26. Love the apple mustard combination with pork! This would be a hit at our house!

  27. This is my favorite cut of meat and we could eat this a couple times a week.

  28. So delicious and tasty! It’s full of flavor and tender! We love it here at the house! Can’t wait to make this again!

  29. This tenderloin is just what I was looking for after a long day. It was on the table in a snap, the whole family approved and the flavor is pure comfort! A keeper!

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