Fall. Autumn. Football Season. Whatever you call this gorgeous leaf color changing season, it is here-in all of it’s glory. Last week was 90 degrees here in Minneapolis, and this week is sixty degrees, windy and rainy. Fall has arrived. With fall comes so many of my favorite things! Back to school, comfort food, sweaters…blankets on the side lines of the kids’ soccer games. With back to school, though, comes the busy schedule. And with the busy schedule you need easy weeknight meals-like this One Skillet Apple Bourbon Pork Tenderloin!
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This recipe came to be after my husband went out to pick the apples off of our Honeycrisp tree and we realized we had so many apples I would never be able to use all of them. Applesauce, apple pie filling, apple crisp, apples for the kids’ snacks, apples dipped in caramel…so many apples. So I knew our fall recipe needed to feature apples. And what goes better with apples for dinner than pork?
This One Skillet Apple Bourbon Pork Tenderloin is the perfect thing for those cool fall nights. Simple yet flavorful and best of all, you’ll only dirty one skillet! Win!
I know it sounds too good to be true, but I wouldn’t do that to you!
Serve with some mashed potatoes, or vegetables, or whatever your family prefers.
And don’t worry about that Bourbon, all of that alcohol is long gone, having cooked off in the oven, just leaving behind the delicious flavor. Yum! (Or leave it out, your loss!)
Don’t forget to check out the other great fall recipe and decor ideas below. Each grouping will go live on the day in the header. By Friday you’ll have to access to all of these fabulous fall ideas!
One Skillet Apple Bourbon Pork Tenderloin
- 1-2 pound pork tenderloin
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 4 cups apples thinly sliced
- 1 cup onions finely diced
- 2 Tablespoons fresh sage finely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup Bourbon
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a small bowl combine brown sugar, salt, cumin and garlic powder.
Rub spice mix over the pork tenderloin and set aside.
In a large oven proof skillet (I use cast iron), heat 2 Tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat.
Add pork tenderloin and sear for approximately 2 minutes per side (approximately 8 minutes total).
Remove skillet from heat, add apples, onions, and bourbon to the skillet.
Arrange tenderloin to sit on top of apple mixture.
Place skillet back on range and cook over medium high heat for additional 2 minutes.
Sprinkle with sage. Place entire skillet into the oven and roast at 400°F for 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°F.
Remove from oven and allow pork to rest for 10 minutes.
Slice tenderloin and serve with apple mixture.
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Strength and Sunshine says
You definitely nailed the fall flavors there!
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
This looks SO delicious! I need more one skillet meal ideas and will definitely be trying this! We have tins of apples too from our tree and what a great way to use them! So glad to have yous on this tour with us!
Yay! So glad you asked! 🙂
The instructions above never mention when to add the sage….
Sprinkle it on before you put it in the oven. It will give the entire dish a great herby flavor! (And yes, I updated the recipe, thanks so much for pointing this out!)
This sounds so yummy! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
I love this because of all the flavors but often we see pork tenderloins on sale. This is a great recipe to have on hand. 🙂
Thanks! I agree, we find tenderloins on sale too, and it’s an easy way to use them!
Jamie | anderson + grant says
This sounds so delicious! I’m not a huge fan of pork and love finding new ways to enhance its flavor. This sounds perfect for fall.
Tons of flavor here!
Lindsay Eidahl says
What a perfect recipe for fall! Thanks for sharing it with us!
I think I might let this one spill into winter as well 😉
Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says
This looks so yummy for fall. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Happy Fall!
Oh man does this sound amazing. I love cooking in cast iron. It just adds that rustic touch that brings all the feels. I am sooo making this!! Pinned it.
YAY! I love cast iron cooking too!
Jen @ Noting Grace says
I’m always looking for new pork recipes. This one looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it! Pinning!
You will love it!
Ricki Jill Treleaven says
You had me at one skillet. This looks delicious!
Linking from Poofing the Pillows,
Right? Easy food AND easy clean up! Win-Win!
Pork tenderloin and apples, two of our family’s fall favorites! This recipe looks and sounds delicious. I will definitely be trying it this season. Thank you for sharing it! Happy fall!
Enjoy! It’s so good!
Andrea @ Life Love Larson says
I love the combination of pork and apples! So pretty too!
Thanks! I’m so excited about fall!
I have a pork tenderloin in the freezer and am wondering what to do with it – this looks and sounds so yummy. Will definitely be giving it a try this fall!
Yes! Thaw that tenderloin out and give this a whirl!
Chloe Crabtree says
Wow, this sounds delicious! Pork tenderloin is my husband’s favorite cut of meat so I always love a new recipe for it! This is a great combination of flavors!
Enjoy! (It’s delicious!)
Oh wow! You have your very own honeycrisp tree! how neat! This sounds absolutely amazing. Will have to try!
We <3 our tree. It only produces every other year-but it has gone crazy this year!
This looks so delicious! I will definitely be adding this recipe to my rotation! Yum!
Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod says
This looks supremely delicious and the perfect fall dish. we can’t wait to try it! Happy Fall!
Thanks! Happy Fall!
Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry says
So fun to find a fellow Minnesotan! (And I was also confused by our mid-July weather at the end of September). This recipe looks delicious! I am definitely about easy and not having dishes to wash, so this sound perfect for those nights my son has football and we need something quick and easy.
Yay for fellow Minnesotans!
Jayne Klukas says
This looks so yummy, I plan to make this this weekend for our Dinner Group who has been doing dinner for over 25 years! Do you have a go to recipe for a squash side to go with the pork?
Our Dinner group started with co-workers for North Lab, a few have moved on from the Lab but our friendship is kept strong because of our Dinners!
Oh yes! I am such a fan of the dinner party! 25 years is spectacular! What about a butternut squash soup as a starter and then serve the pork with a simple spinach salad and green beans or mashed potatoes?
Thanks for the input!
Hope it helps! If I come across any other squash recipes, I’ll be sure to let you know!