Grilled Pork Loins With Spiced Apple Compote

Grilled Pork Loins With Spiced Apple CompotePork and apple is a combination as old as time, and this grilled pork loin recipe with a spiced apple compote is a delicious weeknight dinner. Serve with a side salad and some fresh vegetables and sides (like cauliflower mash) and you have a meal for any occasion.

Pork tenderloin is not very fatty, so you’ll want to be careful not to dry it out. For a juicy pork tenderloin, make sure you don’t overcook it since the residual heat will continue to cook the pork.

Organic pasture-raised pork is healthier and much more flavorful than the generic pork you’ll find in your local supermarket.

Ingredients

  • 8oz organic pasture-raised pork tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon organic thyme
  • ½ teaspoon organic rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup organic apple, fuji, or Honeycrisp, chopped
  • ½ cup organic apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon organic grass-fed butter
  • ¼ teaspoon organic cinnamon
  • 1 pinch organic nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon organic orange zest
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine olive oil, thyme, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper. Rub the tenderloin with the mixture. Place on a pan and roast, for about 25 minutes or until slightly pink in the center (it will continue to cook as you let it rest.)  Allow to rest for 7-10 minutes.
  3. Combine apples, apple juice, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange zest in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until apples are soft and somewhat translucent. 
  4. Slice pork into medallions and serve with apple compote.
Grilled Pork Loins With Spiced Apple Compote