One of our favorite oven roasts is a pork tenderloin. It's perfect for a Sunday supper or even a busy weeknight dinner.
Here's what I do.
Weeknight Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin
1 or 2 pork tenderloins (fresh, not marinated)
Apricot preserves, all-fruit, if possible.
Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Salt and pepper the pork on all sides to taste.
- In an oiled skillet on medium high to high heat, sear the tenderloin on all sides.
- In the microwave, heat 1/2-3/4 of a cup of apricot preserves with 1-2 tablespoons of butter and fresh thyme that you have removed from 2 or 3 stems. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. You're really only trying to cook down the preserves to more of a glaze.
- Once the pork is seared, but not cooked, place it in an oven safe dish.
- Spoon the apricot thyme mixture onto the pork and bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes, depending on the girth of the pork. You may spoon the glaze from the dish over the pork about halfway through cooking.
- It is done when your meat thermometer reaches 140-145 degrees, about 20 minutes in total. Let it rest about 10 minutes.
That night, we served ours with roasted veggies.
This is one of our go-to fall favorites. It's quick, it's easy, and it's delicious. What are your favorite go-to dinners?