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Thursday, October 22, 2015

From Kelly's Kitchen: An Easy Weeknight Dinner: Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin

For some, an oven roast is a nostalgic comfort food, and in the fall. the time is right for all things roasted. 

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. 
Fresh thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil 

  • 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?


  1. I adore roasted pork and veggies. The apricot glaze sounds wonderful.

  2. Looks delicious Kelly, love the glaze and the vegetables look outstanding!

  3. This sounds really good, I like apricots.

  4. It's so easy and delicious. Comfort food, for sure.

  5. My idea of fall comfort food, Peggy. Roasted veggies are a staple in our house.

  6. This is our fall comfort food, and easy for a weeknight meal when you've had one of those days. Have a great weekend, Steph!