I found a pork tenderloin in the freezer. I had it for a few months and thought I had better use it. I wanted to make something new, something I never made before, so when I saw a recipe for pork tenderloin using apricot, I though,t what the heck, I'll give it a try . I really like apricot and never had it with meat before. It was really good. I loved the sauce, but Tony thought it was just alright. He is not a fruit lover remember. The pork was really tender, you could cut it with your fork. The recipe is another one from allrecipes.
Apricot Pork Tenderloin
2 pounds pork tenderloin
1/4 cup softened butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon ground thyme
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 (18 ounce) jar apricot preserves
2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
1/4 cup dry sherry
1.Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.Spread butter all over the pork tenderloin. Season with salt, pepper, and thyme. Combine garlic powder, apricot preserves, honey, and sherry in a separate bowl.
3.Roast the pork in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove the pork from the oven and brush with the apricot sauce. Return the pork to the oven. Continue roasting, basting occasionally with the remaining sauce, until the pork is no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F