Apricot Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Black-Pepper Sauce Recipe

Apricot Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Black-Pepper Sauce Recipe

How To Make Apricot Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Black-Pepper Sauce

This pork tenderloin has an intriguing mix of apricot, cranberry, and black pepper, giving it a sweet, slightly acidic, and slightly spicy kick.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1pork tenderloin
  • 16shallots
  • 1jarall-fruit apricot jam
  • ½cuplow-sodium chicken broth,canned
  • ½tspcoarse salt
  • 1cupfresh or frozen cranberries,thawed
  • tbspred-wine vinegar
  • ½tspfreshly ground pepper
  • 1tspfresh thyme,chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add pork and halved shallots to skillet. Brown pork on all sides, turning occasionally, for 6 to 8 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.

  2. Brush pork in skillet with half the jam; drizzle 2 tablespoons broth over shallots. Transfer skillet to oven. Roast, turning shallots occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of pork registers 155 degrees F. This will about 30 to 35 minutes.

  3. Remove skillet from oven. Using tongs, transfer pork and shallots to a plate. Let pork rest (it will continue to cook; temperature should reach 160 degrees F).

  4. Place skillet over medium-high heat; add remaining chopped shallots. Sprinkle with salt; add remaining jam and 6 tablespoons broth.

  5. Deglaze skillet, scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon; add cranberries, vinegar, and pepper. Cook, stirring, until berries are juicy. This will take about 5 minutes. Stir in chopped thyme.

  6. Slice pork; divide among plates. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired. Serve with cranberry pan sauce and shallots.


  • Calories: 379.67kcal
  • Fat: 8.31g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.06g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.21g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.99g
  • Fiber: 8.96g
  • Sugar: 21.28g
  • Protein: 32.76g
  • Cholesterol: 82.06mg
  • Sodium: 340.75mg
  • Calcium: 102.09mg
  • Potassium: 1346.05mg
  • Iron: 4.33mg
  • Vitamin A: 1.75µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.23mg
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