Fall Cooking with Costco — Pork Tenderloin with Apples

Did you know it’s National Pork Month? I didn’t either, until the Motherhood and Costco reached out for me to cook a pork tenderloin for my readers and share the recipe. It’s definitely something I was up for. I love to cook and the family dinner is a tradition I want to pass down to my son and future generations, as it was passed to me.

If you’re in North Carolina and pork is mentioned, people automatically assume it’s Grandma’s ham, or BBQ. I’ll be quite honest, I was going to smoke a pork tenderloin and turn it into barbecue. When I woke up today, fall was in the air, finally. Heading outside, the nip in the air changed my plans.

costco pork tenderloin

Instead I headed out to the market to pick up apples and apple juice. What else says fall better? My inspiration was one of seasonal simplicity. One I hope I portray in the recipe I created. We served the pork tenderloin with corn (my sons favorite vegetable) and roasted brussel sprouts. Yum!

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Seasoned pork tenderloin

Ingredients: 

  • Pork Tenderloin from Costco
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Granny Smith Apples cut into wedges about 10 per apple
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cups unfiltered apple juice
  • 1-2 tsp Thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Marinade tenderloin in 2 cups apple juice overnight or for a few hours before cooking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in oven safe frying pan. Pat pork tenderloin dry and season both sides liberally with salt and pepper (I use coarse sea salt). Sear sides of pork tenderloin to get nice golden color (about 5 minutes). Place in oven to finish, about 30 minutes or until tenderloin reaches 145 degrees internally.

When pork is done, remove from pan, tent with aluminum foil and let rest.

Put pan back on burner and place apples in to cook. Add apple cider vinegar to deglaze pan. Stir a few times to get brown juice bits loose and pour in 1 cup apple juice. Let cook until apples are soft and juice has reduced to a thick sauce. About 6 minutes.

Slice pork tenderloin and top with apples slices and sauce.
Apples Cooking Costco
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Costco Pork Tenderloin Dinner Mommyality

Disclosure: I was provided Costco cash to purchase the ingredients for my recipe and I’m also being provided a stipend by The Motherhood to share my love of pork with you.


 Lisa Frame has been blogging since 2002. Mommyality is where she tells it like it is. Real life parenting for real parents. No warm fuzzies here, just the shell shocked adventure of a Momma raising a tween boy in a suddenly smelly world. Read more from this author


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