Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sage and Apple is the most delicious meal to make for a warm and cozy fall dinner!
This meal is the perfect comfort food for the chilly season. Just imagine pork roasting in your oven and a wonderful creamy apple sauce to spoon on top. That’s this awesome dinner! Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sage and Apple is a great special occasion meal, and it’s also perfect for a Sunday night dinner.
- ground cinnamon
- fresh sage
- pork tenderloin
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- olive oil
- white wine
- chicken broth
- apple cider
- heavy whipping cream
How to make Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sage and Apple:
Start the apple and sage sauce:
Heat butter. Add apple slices, cinnamon and sage. Sauté until the apples are softened.
Prepare the pork:
You’ll have two tenderloins. Sprinkle sage, salt and pepper on the two tenderloins. Place two layers of apples on one of the tenderloins. Sandwich the two tenderloins together and tie with twine. Sprinkle with more sage, salt and pepper.
Brown the tenderloins on all sides in a hot pan of olive oil. Roast the pork in the oven until the temperature reaches 140 degrees F. Remove the pork to a plate and cover with foil while you finish the sauce.
Finish the apple and sage sauce:
Place the roasting pan over a medium burner and fry the shallots. Then add the wine, chicken stock, and cider. Stir, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of the pan. Add reserved apple slices and any juices to the pan. Bring to a boil, and cook until the sauce just begins to thicken and become syrupy. Pour in heavy cream and cook a few minutes more until the sauce just thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Spoon the sauce over the roasted pork to serve. Yum!
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sage and Apple
APPLE SAGE SAUCE:
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and cored and cut into slices
- pinch of ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon chopped fresh sage
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
- ¼ cup white wine
- ½ cup chicken broth
- ½ cup apple cider
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2½ pounds pork tenderloin ( 2 to 3 pounds- 2 tenderloins)
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
PREPARE THE SAUCE:
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with the butter. Add the apple slices, cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon sage and fry and stir for 3 to 5 minutes or until the apples are softened, but still firm. Set aside to finish later.
PREPARE THE PORK:
- Lay the tenderloins parallel to each other so the thin end of one is next to the thick end of the other. That way, when you tie the two pieces together, you will end up with a roast of equal thickness. Using the heel of your hand, gently press the tenderloins to flatten them a bit. Combine the remaining sage, salt and pepper and sprinkle some of it over the up side of each tenderloin, then place two layers of apples to cover one of the tenderloins. Place the other tenderloin on top, so that the apples are sandwiched the two roasts then tie with butcher's twine (or string) at 2-inch intervals. Sprinkle the rest of the sage seasoning mix all over the tied roast.
- Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large oven-proof skillet. Add the tied tenderloin roast and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes total. Insert pan into the oven and roast for 15 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 140°F. Transfer the roast to a heated platter and cover loosely with foil while you make the apple pan sauce.
FINISH THE SAUCE:
- Place the roasting pan over a medium burner and add the shallots. Fry for 1 minute, then add wine, chicken stock, and cider. Stir, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of the pan. Add reserved apple slices and any juices to the pan. Bring to a boil, and cook until the sauce just begins to thicken and become syrupy. Pour in the cream and cook a few minutes more until the sauce just thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Remove the twine from the roast and slice into 1-inch thick slices. Spoon sauce and apples over the slices and serve.
- *If preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use chicken broth and apple cider that is free of gluten.