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Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Homemade Applesauce

- Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Hands-on time: 40 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

5 apples (such as Gala or Fuji), peeled and chopped

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1 tablespoon lemon zest

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon sugar

1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

2 (12-oz.) pork tenderloins, trimmed

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon butter, melted

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 425°. Sauté apples in 3 Tbsp. melted butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Stir in zest, juice, sugar, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 40 minutes or until apples are tender. Meanwhile, brush pork with oil. Stir together cumin, next 2 ingredients, and remaining salt; rub over pork. Place pork in a roasting pan. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes. Whisk together honey and 1 Tbsp. melted butter; brush half of mixture over pork, and bake 1 minute. Turn pork, and brush with remaining honey mixture. Bake 2 more minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 145°. Let stand 5 minutes. Mash apple mixture to desired consistency, and serve with pork.

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