Apple Cranberry Pork Loin
feeds 6-8 people
- 2-2.5 lbs of pork loin (this was 2 for me), I think tenderloin would work too
- 5 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
- 1/2 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or another acid, such as orange juice)
- slightly less than 1/4 cup of real maple syrup (brown sugar can be a substitute)
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground sage
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1-2 tsp of salt, depending on taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients above, except for the pork.
- Place the pork in a square casserole dish, or any other oven safe cooking vessel with sides high enough to hold the pork and apple mixture.
- Pour apple and cranberry mixture over pork. Make sure the pork is covered evenly with the mixture.
- Cover with foil and bake for about 35-45 minutes, depending on the thickness of your tenderloins. The best way to determine if the pork is done is with a meat thermometer; it should be about 145 degrees.
- After allowing 10-20 minutes to rest, slice pork and serve with some of the cooked apple and cranberry on top.