Sweet Cider Pork Tenderloin

Sweet Cider Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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Cook Time: 
25 min
Prep Time: 
4 hours
Ingredients
Serves: 
4
Quantity: 
1
cup
apple cider (or regular apple juice)
Quantity: 
1
whole
lemon (juiced)
Quantity: 
1/4
cup
Golden Blossom Honey
Quantity: 
1
tablespoon
fresh ginger (grated)
Quantity: 
3
whole
garlic cloves (minced)
Quantity: 
1/4
cup
olive oil
Quantity: 
5
whole
fresh sage leaves
Quantity: 
1
pound
pork tenderloin
Quantity: 
1/2
teaspoon
salt
Quantity: 
1/2
teaspoon
pepper
Quantity: 
2
tablespoon
canola oil
Directions: 
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together apple cider, lemon juice, honey, ginger, garlic and olive oil until well combined. Reserve 1/2 cup of marinade in a small container. Set aside.
  2. In a large, resealable plastic bag, combine the rest of the marinade with the tenderloin. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours to overnight, turning occasionally.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Rub both sides of the tenderloin with salt and pepper.
  4. Cut tenderloin in half so it will fit in large cast iron skillet. (If you don't have a cast iron skillet, use a large saute pan.)
  5. Heat canola oil in skillet on the stove over medium high heat. Sear both pieces of tenderloin for about 4 minutes, then flip and sear the other side for another 4-5 minutes. (This technique seals in all the juices.)
  6. Place cast iron skillet in the oven and allow tenderloins to roast for about 15-20 minutes, making sure to flip the tenderloins after about 7 minutes. You'll know the pork is done when the internal temperature registers 155 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. (If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can roast the tenderloins on a baking tray.)
  7. While the tenderloins roasts, bring the 1/2 cup of marinade you reserved to a simmer in a small pan over medium heat. Add whole sage leaves to the sauce. Allow sauce to reduce to about 1/2 of its original amount, which should take about 5-10 minutes. Remove sage leaves from mixture and set sauce aside.
  8. Remove tenderloin from oven and allow to rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. Drizzle with apple cider reduction and serve.

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