I came across this recipe for a roasted pork tenderloin with apple gravy on greens and apple wild rice a while ago on Inspired Bites and I knew right away that I would have to make it. I really liked every aspect of this one dish meal, from the pork and apple flavour combo to my newly found favorite, swiss chard, to the wild rice that I had been wanting to try. It almost seed like a perfect meal and with apples every where it seemed like the perfect time to make it.
I only made a few changes to the apple gravy recipe by adding some sage which I had on hand and a pinch of cinnamon. Both sage and cinnamon go well with apples and I thought they would add some nice extra layers of flavour. I used some of my own roasted apple sauce in the gravy for even more flavour. The apple cider that I used was freshly made and bottled by local farmers and I picked it up at the farmers market. In the end I thought that there were so many good things in the gravy that it would be a shame to strain them out so I left them in and went with a thicker gravy. I accidentally grabbed the dark soy and my gravy turned out pretty dark but it did not adversely affect the flavour. I garnished the dish with some crispy butter fried sage.
The roasted pork tenderloin with apple gravy turn out great! This was the first time that I have cooked a pork tenderloin and I am glad that I shelled out the extra cash for it as it was so moist and tender and good. The pork would have been great without anything on it but the gravy was so tasty and flavourful that it took it to whole new levels of delightfulness. The gravy was full of appley goodness and the apple sauce and raisins added a nice sweetness to it. The salty soy sauce balanced out the sweetness and the touch of cinnamon added a nice hint of exotic. Luckily this recipe made enough that I will have tasty leftovers for quick lunches and dinners this week.
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple Gravy
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple Gravy on Greens and Apple Wild Rice
- 1 pork tenderloin
- 1 tablespoon oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 handful raisins
- 1/2 tablespoon sage (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 4 cups apple wild rice
- Rub the pork with the oil and season it with salt and pepper.
- Brown the pork on all sides in a pan.
- Roast the pork in a preheated 350F/180C oven until it reaches an internal temperature of 145F, about 20 minutes.
- Let the pork rest.
- Add the chicken stock, apple cider, apple sauce, chicken stock, soy sauce, raisins, sage, ginger and cinnamon to the pan that the pork was browned in and reduce to half.
- Strain the bits from the sauce to make a smooth gravy or leave them in for a chunkier gravy.
Darius T. Williams says
Great idea here – I love these flavors and how they all come togehter!
WOW, Kevin you are just a master in the kitchen. I love seeing all of the interesting dishes you have to offer.
Love cook says
Wow…It make me hungry..
Thanks for sharing this great recipe..!!
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Mrs Ergül says
You have really enjoyed this dish, haven’t you?!
Love cook says
Wow…It make me hungry..
thanks for sharing this great recipe..!!
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Sounds really delicious. Pork and apple always good together. Then you add ginger, cinnamon and sage.. that will be irresistibly good!
Actually I find that pork really needs a lot of help in the flavor department. So what better way to enhance it than with roasted apples, soy, and sage? Yum!
Nina Timm says
You are eating well at the moment, Kev. All your meals are simply delicious!!!
That does look like the perfect meal! It incorporates so many things I’ve never tried before. You have the best dinners and lunches!
Mochachocolata Rita says
lovely idea! i hate apples raw…but i love them in culinary creations, such as this one ^_^
Kevin,your dish always look so colorful and creative in using apples..I still have apple for U Pick,dunno what to do with it.
Now that’s a beautiful dinner. I love all the flavors and colors. I can only imagine how great it tasted.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Wonderful! A delicious recipe.
Mmmm….this looks sooo delicious.
This is oh so delicious! I can’t keep my eyes off this plate of juicy meat! Yummy!!! This is such a well-balanced diet, love the photo!
This looks lovely, Kevin 🙂
WOW. just found your blog and already am hitting PRINTPRINT!
Looks really lovely Kevin!
I’m liking the sound of your apple gravy!
This is the kind of recipe that makes me wish my boyfriend ate pork….
Wow, Kevin, this looks so delicious! I love pork tenderloin.
Apple gravy sounds awesome! Apple flavors are the very best with pork, aren’t they?
hmnnn.. this dish looks so good! i’d love to have it just about now!
this looks delicious. i love the presentation. it’s really classy and expensive looking.
This sounds like a wonderful combination! Wild rice is so good with a touch of something sweet like apples.
I love making pork tenderloin -what a nice flavor combination you have going here!
i am always completely amazed by the unique dishes you always make!
Wow, you are really producing some accomplished recipes! This does sound terrific, and I like your sage substitution. That apple gravy sounds great, and would lend itself very well to the Thanksgiving table that your neighbors to the south will be celebrating next week!
Dinner looks wonderful, and so beautifully plated too!
I really should have brought in the rest of the sage before the storm….
Chocolate Shavings says
You did it again Kevin! This looks great.
this recipe looks great! perfect for cold nights.
now THAT is a gravy i could live with 🙂 (i hate the traditional stuff!) Looks fabulous
That looks great, and It’s so healthy!
Diana Evans says
yumm!!! looks lovely Kevin…and I love that you laid out all the popular photos on the side with links to the recipes…
Mike of Mike's Table says
My reaction to the photo seems in line with your first reaction: I need to try this. That looks really lively and sounds so tasty!
LOL do you ever make anything that isn’t amazing! Looks good!
Yet another outstanding dish and photograph, Kevin.
Cooking and the City says
pork tenderloin with apple gravy sounds wonderful, bet it tasted wonderful too 🙂
you continue to amaze me kevin… 🙂 lovely meal, again…
The first time you cooked pork tenderlion?? I hope its not your last!! WOnderful dinner!
Proud Italian Cook says
Thats a beautiful looking meal Kevin, and I love your leaf plate too!
I bet it was really good with your additions!!!
exquisite photo!! just stunning the presentation.
Marc @ NoRecipes says
Looks good Kevin, great light in your photo!
WOW Kevin a great recipe bravo!