Lemon and Thyme Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples

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  • A few weeks ago, when my sweet in-laws were here, I wanted to do a special meal for them one night. I did a pork tenderloin with a lemon and fresh thyme rub and did some sautéed apples for the side. I love the combination of pork and apples! This is actually a pretty easy recipe. While the pork is in oven, you can get started on the apples and get done with both at the same time.

    Lemon and Thyme Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples
    Lemon and Thyme Pork Tenderloin
    1 fresh pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat*
    2 T olive oil
    1 T lemon zest
    2 T fresh thyme, chopped
    1 T grill seasoning
    Sautéed Apples
    5 gala apples, cored and sliced
    1 T flour
    Pinch of salt
    2 T sugar
    2 T fresh lemon juice
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rub olive oil on pork. Rub the lemon zest, thyme and grill seasoning on the pork and place on baking sheet.
    Roast for 40-45 minutes or until the juices run clear. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
    Heat large skillet and melt butter. Sauté apples for about 13-15 minutes until very tender. Add flour and salt and combine. Add the sugar and lemon juice and gently stir. Pour over or next to pork. 

     This is an affordable way to entertain and make a nice meal at the same time.

    *If you are wondering why the meat is divided into 4 pieces, it actually came like that and I didn’t know it. I bought “one pork tenderloin” and thought it was just one piece, then to my surprise, it was in 4 sections when I opened the package. It wasn’t a big deal and I just laid it all next to each other, but I had never seen that! :)