Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Onions

This Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Onions is a delicious dinner that comes together in one pan! The pork is seared on the stove first, locking in its juices. Then it is finished off in the oven together with apples and onions. Together, they make the best flavor combo!

I love a good pork and apple combo, and this pork tenderloin with apples and onions is one of my favourites! The apples and onions caramelize as they cook, making them so delicious and even more amazing paired with the roasted pork! Yum, yum, yum!

The dish is easy to do and fun when you prep and cook with music playing, a glass of wine in hand and a handsome hubby to help.

This dish starts cooking on the stove but finishes off in the oven, freeing you up to do other things.

Plate of sliced Pork Tenderloin with carmelized apples, onions and green beans.

Cooking for a family

I made this recipe for a date night for two, so I only used 1 lb of pork tenderloin. This recipe can be doubled to serve a family, with a few small adjustments to the recipe.

The first adjustment, if you are cooking up more than 1 tenderloin, you will need to pan sear them in batches (or have two skillets going which will save you some time).

You may also have to do this for the doubled apples and onions, although my skillet is large enough that I don’t have to.

To finish them off in the oven you can just place in the 2 skillets (if you are using 2) or transfer the apples, onions and pork into a larger roaster.

That is pretty much it. Still super easy to do!

Cast iron skillet with cooked pork tenderloin and carmelized apples and onions.

How to make Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Onions

This recipe is started off on a stove top, searing the meat to lock in juices. Then it is finished off in the oven where the apples and onions caramelize to perfection!

To make this recipe as is (for 2-3 servings), you will need:

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large apples, cut into thick slices (too thin and they will get too mushy as they cook)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme

For the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
Skillet with pork tenderloin, carmelized apples and onions.

Directions

Preheat oven to 375F and season the pork tenderloin with salt and pepper.

Chop the apples and onions into large slices and set aside. Prepare the glaze by mixing all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and place the seasoned pork tenderloin into the center. Sear the tenderloin on all sides to get a nice golden brown colour. (Do not cook the tenderloin all the way through as it will finish off in the oven.) Remove the pork tenderloin from the pan and set it aside.

Add butter to the skillet. Place the apples and onions in the skillet and sprinkle with thyme. Cook until they begin to soften. Remove from heat.
Place the pork tenderloin on top of the apples and onions in the skillet. Pour the glaze over the tenderloin.

Place the skillet in the oven and cook for 25 minutes or until the tenderloin is cooked through. Remove from oven and let the pork tenderloin rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Closeup of a cooked pork tenderloin with apples.

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Plate of sliced Pork Tenderloin with carmelized apples, onions and green beans.

Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Onions

Herbs and Flour
This Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Onions is a delicious dinner that comes together in one pan! The pork is seared on the stove first, locking in its juices. Then it is finished off in the oven together with apples and onions.
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings
Calories 467 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large apples cut into thick slices (too thin and they will get too mushy as they cook)
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme

For the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon thyme

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F and season the pork tenderloin with salt and pepper.
  • Chop the apples and onions into large slices and set aside. Prepare the glaze by mixing all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and place the seasoned pork tenderloin into the center. Sear the tenderloin on all sides to get a nice golden brown colour. (Do not cook the tenderloin all the way through as it will finish off in the oven.) Remove the pork tenderloin from the pan and set it aside.
  • Add butter to the skillet. Place the apples and onions in the skillet and sprinkle with thyme. Cook until they begin to soften. Remove from heat.
  • Place the pork tenderloin on top of the apples and onions in the skillet. Pour the glaze over the tenderloin.
  • Place the skillet in the oven and cook for 25 minutes or until the tenderloin is cooked through. Remove from oven and let the pork tenderloin rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 467kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 33gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 286mgPotassium: 953mgFiber: 7gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 466IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg
Keyword family dinner, pork, pork tenderloin, sunday dinner
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11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This dish turned out absolutely delicious. My husband and I loved it. I’ll be making it again.

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious; I could hardly stop eating it. Made a few changes agreeing with review that suggested 1 tsp of thyme was enough. Also added another onion and carrot pieces because the veg was sooo good.

  3. 4 stars
    Needs to cook much longer than 25 minutes! I took it out after 30 minutes and it was still red on the inside! Put it back in the oven! I took it out after 40 minutes with a reading of 163!

    • Herbs and Flour

      Hi Ann! Did you start the cooking process on the stove top before putting it in the oven first? The 25 minutes is just for the oven portion but the cooking process starts on the stove top first by searing all the sides. Ovens do vary though, so I always use a meat thermometer to check and I am glad you did too. According to current usda guidelines, whole cuts of pork should be cooked between 145F- 160F.

  4. I don’t have a oven safe skillet any suggestions on how to transfer to a baking dish?

    • Herbs and Flour

      Hi Debi! You can start the cooking process in whatever skillet you have and then just transfer the pork tenderloin, apples and onions all into an oven safe baking dish to finish cooking it in the oven.

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious and easy! The apples and onions were like a chutney and were complimentary to the pork. Thank you !

  6. Doubled everything and added sides of roasted brussels sprouts and baked sweet potatoes with bleu cheese. Perfection! Going into permanent fall/winter rotation. Thank you so much for this delicious recipe!

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