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Skillet Pork Tenderloin

Easy Skillet Pork Tenderloin with cinnamon apples and onions is a low-calorie meal that satisfies with big flavors and hardly any fuss.

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The ingredient list:

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Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

Why this recipe works?

  1. It’s super easy to prepare with no fancy equipment needed.
  2. The skillet basically does all the work.
  3. It’s low in calories and very satisfying.
  4. Who doesn’t like pork and apples?
  5. Sweet and savory dishes are always a hit.
  6. It received a full 2-thumbs up from my family of men.

How long does skillet pork tenderloin take to make from start to dinner?

Approximately 90 minutes, but most of that time (about 60 minutes of it) is hand-off time while the pork finishes cooking in the oven.

Can other apples be substituted for the Gala apples?

Sure. Use whatever apples are your favorite, or whatever is on sale in the market.

I happen to like the sweet flavor and texture of Gala apples after they’ve cooked, and I find they’re one of the more economical apples in the produce department.

An overhead closeup photo of a sliced Skillet Pork with Cinnamon Apples on a blue plate.

Can the peels be left on the apples if desired?

Sure thing.

The choice is yours and remember, if you choose to leave the peels on the apples (not shown) you’ll also be getting more fiber in your diet, which is never a bad thing!

What is the proper internal temperature for cooked pork?

An instant-read thermometer should reach 145-degrees in the thickest part of the tenderloin for proper doneness.

Remove the tenderloin from the oven, cover, and allow to sit for at least 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Spoon the juices and cooked cinnamon apples over the pork before serving.

The step-by-step photo instructions:

To prepare the apples and onions:

  • Peel (if desired) and slice the apples and sweet onion.
  • Place them in a large preheated skillet over medium heat along with 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon butter, ¼ teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally for 7-10 minutes, until the apples are lightly caramelized and the onions are translucent.
  • Remove from the skillet and keep warm.

To prepare the pork tenderloin:

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In the same skillet over medium/high heat, sear the pork tenderloin on all sides until golden brown (approximately 3 minutes per side).
  • Meanwhile, add 1 cup of stock (chicken, beef, or vegetable) to a measuring cup along with ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • Once the pork is browned on all sides, remove from the skillet and keep warm.
  • Reduce the heat under the skillet to medium/low and add the prepared stock to the pan, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet (deglazing). Cook the stock, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.
  • Return the apples, onions, and pork tenderloin back to the skillet with the stock and spoon some of the sauce and apples over the pork.
  • Place the skillet into the preheated oven and cook for 50-55 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer reaches 145-degrees in the thickest part of the meat.
  • Remove from the oven, cover, and allow the pork to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • To serve, spoon the sauce and apples over the pork and enjoy!
A vertical closeup of a sliced Skillet Pork Tenderloin on top of a pile of cinnamon apples.

Additional pork recipes you’ll also enjoy:

*French Onion Pork Chops (shown below and featured in the video)

All the flavors you love in a traditional French onion soup are captured in this recipe for French Onion Pork Chops. 

Two cheesy French onion pork chops on a blue scalloped plate.

*Slow Cooker German Pork Ribs with Sauerkraut (not shown)

Nothing speaks to the flavors of a German dinner more than pork and sauerkraut. This easy recipe for German Pork Ribs with Sauerkraut for the slow cooker brings the family to the dinner table with a minimum of effort.

*Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Bourbon Gravy (shown below)

With only a few minutes of prep, this easy to make pork tenderloin with mushroom bourbon gravy is impressive enough to even serve guests, but without any stress OR fuss.

A sliced pork tenderloin on a platter with mushroom gravy and a glass of bourbon in the background.

*German Pork Schnitzel with Lemon (not shown)

German Pork Schnitzel has a light lemony flavor and a crispy outside coating. When you want a memorable meal that can be made in minutes, this is the recipe to reach for.

*Skillet Pork Tenderloin with Cinnamon Apples (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

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Skillet Pork Tenderloin with Cinnamon Apples

Renee – Kudos Kitchen
Easy Skillet Pork Tenderloin with cinnamon apples and onions is a low-calorie meal that satisfies with big flavors and hardly any fuss.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Easy Main Course, Pork Recipes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 129 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 gala apples peeled (optional), and thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 2-3 pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken or beef stock
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon more if desired

Instructions
 

To prepare the apples and onions:

  • Peel (if desired) and thinly slice the apples and sweet onion.
  • Place them in a large preheated skillet over medium heat along with 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon butter, ¼ teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally for 7-10 minutes until the apples are lightly caramelized and the onions are translucent.
  • Remove from the skillet and keep warm.

To prepare the pork tenderloin:

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In the same skillet over medium/high heat, sear the pork tenderloin on all sides until golden brown (approximately 3 minutes per side).
  • Meanwhile, add 1 cup of stock (chicken, beef, or vegetable) to a measuring cup along with ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  • Once the pork is browned, remove it from the skillet and keep warm.
  • Reduce the heat under the skillet to medium/low and add the prepared stock to the pan, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet (deglazing). Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes.
  • Return the apples, onions, and pork tenderloin to the skillet with the stock, and spoon some of the sauce and apples over the pork.
  • Place the skillet into the preheated oven and cook for 50-55 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer reaches 145-degrees in the thickest part of the meat.
  • Remove from the oven, cover, and allow the pork to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.
  • To serve, spoon the sauce and apples over the pork and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 273mgPotassium: 208mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 110IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword low-calorie pork and apples, pork and apple dinner recipe, skillet pork tenderloin, skillet pork tenderloin with cinnamon apples
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Recipe Rating




Nellie Tracy

Thursday 5th of August 2021

Absolutely fantastic! Will be using for Sunday dinner this week!

Renée

Saturday 7th of August 2021

You're going to love it. Renee

Gina

Thursday 5th of August 2021

This has become my favorite way to prepare pork chops - so perfect as we head into fall!

Renée

Saturday 7th of August 2021

Nice. Thanks.