Apple-Stuffed Pork Tenderloins

This impressive entree is oven-ready in just 20 minutes. Garnish with extra sliced apple and fresh parsley for a special dish when unexpected guests drop in.

Apple-Stuffed Pork Tenderloins

Average Rating: 4.5

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
YIELD: 8 servings.


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)

  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a small skillet, saute apple and onion in oil until tender. Add the garlic, salt and pepper; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat.
  • 2. Make a lengthwise slit down the center of each tenderloin to within 1/2 in. of bottom. Open tenderloins so they lie flat; cover with plastic wrap. Flatten to 3/4-in. thickness.
  • 3. Remove plastic; spread apple mixture over meat. Close tenderloins; tie with kitchen string and secure ends with toothpicks. Place in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 15 minutes.
  • 4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the juices and mustard. Bring to a boil; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into juice mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in parsley.
  • 5. Pour 3/4 cup sauce over tenderloins. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 200 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.
Diabetic Exchanges:
3 lean meat, 1 fruit.