Pork tenderloin with dried apricots, raisins and prunes

If you like to combine sweet and savory in your entrees, this pork tenderloin with dried apricots, raisins and prunes is a must try.

grey rectangular tray with sliced pork tenderloin with prunes, apricots and raisins on the side, and a yellow fork

Even if it might look a bit intimidating, it’s not complicated to prepare at all. You first sauté the onions, then seal the tenderloin, add the dried apricots, raisins and prunes with a bit of brandy (optional), some water and let it cook. That’s it.

close up of grey rectangular tray with sliced pork tenderloin with prunes, apricots and raisins on the side, and a yellow fork at the end

I like my dried fruit to be very very soft, almost like a compote so I add them at the very beginning when I start cooking the tenderloin. But if you’re not into the mushy style dried fruit, you can add them half-way through the cooking time and they will hold better.

grey rectangular tray with sliced pork tenderloin with prunes, apricots and raisins on the side, and a yellow fork

I usually serve this pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes. The combination is fantastic! Last night I had some asparagus, threw them in the oven and they were a pretty good additional side too.

close up of sliced pork tenderloin with prunes, apricots and raisins on the side, and a yellow fork at the end
Print
clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon heart heart icon heart solid heart solid icon
grey rectangular tray with sliced pork tenderloin with prunes, apricots and raisins on the side

Pork tenderloin with dried apricots, raisins and prunes

  • Author: Carla
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1h
  • Total Time: 42 minute
  • Yield: 6 1x

Description

A fantastic sweet and savory pork tenderloin with dried apricots, raisins and prunes. Serve it with some mashed potatoes and you will have a meal.  


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 lb each)
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 2/3 cup apricots
  • 1 cup prunes (16 pieces) 
  • 1 oz brandy
  • 1.5 cup water
  • olive oil
  • salt 
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice the onions in wedges and sauté with some olive oil in a roasting pan, until they are golden, about 8-10 min.  
  2. Generously rub some salt and pepper on the tenderloin.
  3. Seal the tenderloin in the roasting pan at high heat.
  4. When it’s nicely golden on the outside, turn the heat down and add the apricots, prunes and raisins.
  5. Add the brandy and flambee.
  6. Add water little by little as needed.
  7. Roast at medium-low heat for 45 min – 1 hr.
  8. Slice and enjoy!

Keywords: pork tenderloin, dried apricots, raisins, prunes, sweet and sour main



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating