Apple-Pomegranate Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Apple Pomegranate Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Apple Pomegranate Glazed Pork Tenderloin

It’s day 4 of 14 Days of Apple and I have been mulling over (get it?) creating a savory apple recipe. Everyone knows “pork chops and applesauce.” In essence, this dish is a variation on that theme. Apple slices are stewed in the apple-pomegranate glaze while it simmers and thickens and are served as a side dish and garnish.

I first learned about pomegranate glazes when I watched Tyler Florence’s video Pomegranate-Rosemary Roasted Turkey. This time, I wanted to change up things and incorporate apple flavor into the pomegranate glaze. I knew that apples and pomegranates would work well together because last year, I made an Apple-Pomegranate Quick Bread. Sure enough, these flavors meld perfectly and the cooked apples are the ideal accent. I served this dish with a side of roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts.

Apple Pomegranate Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Apple Pomegranate Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Apple-Pomegranate Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Serves 4


1.3 lb pork tenderloin
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 apple, peeled and sliced (I used Jonagold)
1/4 cup brown sugar, divided
1 cup Pomegranate juice
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup honey


1. In a small sauce pan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add half of the brown sugar and the apple slices. Toss the apple slices to coat and sautée for about 2 minutes. Add the pomegranate juice, apple juice, remaining brown sugar and honey. Stir to mix and dissolve ingredients. Bring to a boil. Let boil for 10 minutes. Remove apples and set them aside. Continue simmering for another 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Reduce heat to a low simmer.

2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper on all sides. Heat oil in the grill pan. Add pork to pan and brown on all side, turning 1/4 turn every 3-4 minutes. Once browned on all sides, reduce heat to medium and spoon glaze over the pork. Continue glazing and turning every 4-5 minutes until pork has reached an internal temperature of 145˚F – 150˚F for medium rare pork. (A total cooking time of about 30 minutes). Allowing the pork to rest for 5 minutes will bring up its internal temperature another 5˚F. Transfer pork to a serving platter and slice. Garnish with the reserved apples and pomegranate quarters. Serve with roasted Brussels sprouts and potatoes.

Apple-Pomegranate Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Apple-Pomegranate Glazed Pork Tenderloin

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5 thoughts on “Apple-Pomegranate Glazed Pork Tenderloin

  1. Mathea

    This looks so juicy and tender. Lots of pork loins end up looking (and tasting) sort of, well, stiff.

    I’ll stay tuned for more apple-goodness!

  2. Allison

    A friend recommended this website to me, and I’m so glad she did! I made this last night and it was divine. I paired it with oven-roasted broccoli — delicious. Thank you!

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