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Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Sage Cream Sauce

Savory and delicious, pork and apples make a great pair

Use a tart highly flavored apple variety for best results...Winesap, Stayman, Pippin, Northern Spy and if you cannot find anything else, a Granny Smith will do.

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 firm apple
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/3 cup unfiltered apple cider
  • 1/4 cup applejack
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh sage
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

Directions

  1. One pork tenderloin, silver skin removed. Slice in one inch thick slices and pound to flatten to approximately 3/4 inch thick. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Sear in heavy skillet in 2 tbsp. olive oil over medium high heat just over a minute on each side. Meat should be browned on outside and still pink on inside. Transfer to plate.
  3. Melt 1 tbsp. butter in pan in which pork was cooked.
  4. Add 1 firm apple, peeled, cored and cut into 12 slices, 1/2 medium onion, sliced thin, and saute until apple starts to brown, about 4 minutes.
  5. Add 1/3 cup unfiltered apple cider and 1/4 cup applejack and boil until liquid reduces to a glaze, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Increase heat to high and add 1/2 cup chicken stock, 2 tbsp. minced fresh sage leaves and any accumulated pork juices from the plate. boil until liquid is reduced to syrup, about 3 minutes.
  7. Add 1/3 cup heavy cream and cook another 2 minutes to reduce.
  8. Reduce heat to medium and return pork to pan, turning meat to coat. Simmer to heat meat thoroughly , about 3 minutes.
  9. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  10. Transfer pork to serving plate and spoon sauce over meat. Serve immediately.

Serves 3-4.