Maple Dijon Pork Tenderloin

I’ve had this recipe forever. I found it a while ago on Epicurious.com and probably made it a hundred times, definitely a staple in my house.  In fact, sometimes I’ll buy a whole pork loin and make a big trayof it for big family parties.  Everyone always raves about it.  It’s one of those recipes where I always have the ingredients in the pantry, yet it tastes like it has many more ingredients in it. It’s light and goes very well with rice and a green veggie.

The only variation I do on this recipe is that once I have seared the outside, I remove the pork from the pan and cut into medallions. I then return the medallions to the pan and finish cooking them in the sauce. They stay incredibly moist that way.

2 12- to 14-ounce pork tenderloins
2 teaspoons crumbled dried sage leaves
1 tablespoon butter

6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Rub pork tenderloins all over with crumbled dried sage; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot and bubbling. Add pork tenderloins and cook until brown on all sides, turning occasionally, about 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until thermometer inserted into pork registers 150°F, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes longer. Transfer pork to platter; cover to keep warm.

Whisk 5 tablespoons maple syrup, 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and Dijon mustard in small bowl to blend. Set aside. Add remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar to skillet and bring to boil, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat to medium-low. Return pork and any accumulated juices to skillet; add maple syrup mixture and turn pork in glaze just until coated, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer pork to cutting board. Cut pork into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Stir remaining 1 tablespoon maple syrup into glaze. Season glaze to taste with salt and pepper.

Arrange pork slices on plates. Spoon glaze over pork and serve.

One comment
  1. I’m sorry to report that this got eaten so fast that I had no time to take a picture. I was out this night and I didn’t remind suitNtie to take one. 🙁 Next time!

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