Apple Cider Roasted Pork Tenderloin

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Rubbed with fragrant spices, this apple cider roasted pork tenderloin is perfectly tender every time! An amazingly easy and fool-proof tenderloin recipe!

Apple Cider Glazed Roast Pork Tenderloin

This apple cider pork tenderloin recipe is in honor of my dear friend Kristin in Boston who first made it for me over fifteen years ago. While I’ve played around and made this recipe my own, the general concept of apple cider and pork tenderloin will always remind me of my Kristin.

Easy Roast Pork Tenderloin


A match made in fall heaven, cooking pork tenderloin in the apple cider is a great way to ensure tender, juicy pork every single time. A naturally low fat, lean cut of pork, the sweet and tart cider helps keep the end result nice and moist.

breaking down spices mortar and pestle

Before roasting the pork in the oven, I love to create a quick spice rub and sear the pork on a hot stove to create a crust on all sides. Ground spices work perfectly fine but I find that toasting whole spices in a warm pan for about 45 seconds really maximizes the spices by releasing their natural aromas.

Liz Pouring Cider on Pork
Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cider Recipe

Once the crust has formed on the pork, I add the apple cider to the hot pan then use a wooden spoon to deglaze all the delicious yummy browned bits at the bottom. These simple steps that you take along the way will ensure you end up with a rich, developed flavor at the end. 

Tender, juicy and moist every single time, I promise this easy roasted apple cider pork tenderloin recipe will become a regular in your dinner time rotation.

Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Quick enough for busy weeknights but fancy enough for entertaining, I always get asked for the recipe when I make this roasted pork tenderloin for others.

Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cider Recipe

Have leftovers? No problem! Save them for sandwiches, salads or soups later in the week.

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Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cider Recipe

Apple Cider Roasted Pork Tenderloin

4.72 stars average
Rubbed with fragrant spices, this apple cider roasted pork tenderloin is perfectly tender every time! An amazingly easy and fool-proof tenderloin recipe!
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 40 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix together spices: cumin through pepper. Rub spice mixture evenly over the pork tenderloin and set aside.
  • Heat a large, oven-proof skillet over medium high heat and drizzle olive oil. Add pork to the pan and saute for about 10 minutes, rotating sides every 2-3 minutes to create a crust.
  • Add apple cider to pan and use a wooden spoon to deglaze. Turn off heat and place pan in the oven to continue cooking for 20 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing to serve.
    Deglazing pork

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Notes

If you have whole spices such as peppercorns, cumin seeds or coriander seeds, I recommend lightly toasting them in a warm pan for 45 seconds or until fragrant then crushing using a mortar and pestle

Nutrition

Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 263kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 30gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 662mgPotassium: 706mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 246IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 2mg
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16 responses to “Apple Cider Roasted Pork Tenderloin”

  1. Laura L Pepin Avatar
    Laura L Pepin

    Definitely a tasty easy dish. Thank you.

  2. Laura L Pepin Avatar
    Laura L Pepin

    Can I omit the cumin or replace it with a different spice? My husband always dislikes anything I make with cumin.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You can simply omit it, or try including some onion powder instead!

      1. Laura L Pepin Avatar
        Laura L Pepin

        Thank you. I’ll be back with a rating in a few days.

  3. Carole Tryon Avatar
    Carole Tryon

    So easy! So delicious!

  4. April Avatar
    April

    This easy recipe is delicious. I cooked it tonight for a simple holiday dinner for two. My husband loved it. I added 1 1/2 Tbsp of flour to 1/4 cup creme fraiche then to the sauce after cooking. Yum! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Happy Holidays!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So glad you enjoyed April! Merry Christmas!

  5. Chris Avatar
    Chris

    Love the flavors in this. Makes terrific mini sandwiches for a party too!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad you like it!

  6. Toni Avatar
    Toni

    This looks really tasty!! Can’t wait to try it!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it!

  7. Dorothy Reinhold Avatar
    Dorothy Reinhold

    Dishes like this one are why apples are my go to fall flavor. I can’t wait to present this delight to my family!

  8. Liren Bakere Avatar
    Liren Bakere

    What a delicious tenderloin recipe for fall! Love the apple cider!

    1. Stacy Jacques Avatar
      Stacy Jacques

      Hi Liz! I googled apple cider pork and was so pleased to see your recipe come up first!! And I loved that Kristin was the one that first shared with you!
      It was delicious 😋
      Stacy

      1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
        Liz DellaCroce

        That’s wonderful to hear! Glad you enjoyed!

  9. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) Avatar
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    I’m seriously in love with all of the amazing fall flavors.