Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Sauce

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed of visible fat
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves

Method:

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a large, nonstick skillet, heat the oil to just below the smoking point. Add the tenderloin, searing quickly on all sides. Set the pork on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer in the center of the thickest portion of the tenderloin. Roast until the tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, baste the roast with 1/4 cup of apricot preserves. Before serving, warm the remaining 1/4 cup of apricot preserves in a saucepan or microwave. Serve sliced tenderloin with 1 tablespoon warmed apricot preserves.

Yield: About 4 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving (3-1/2 oz. pork and 1 tablespoon apricot sauce)

  • Calories: 189
  • Fat: 4 grams (19% of calories)
  • Cholesterol: 79 milligrams
  • Sodium: 60 milligrams