Pork Tenderloin With Apples, Calvados and Apple Cider

30 mins (prep 15, cooking 15)
10 ingredients
4 servings
A great recipe to serve guests. They will think they are eating in a fine restaurant in France. Impressive dish but quick and easy to prepare. From Bon Appetit, May 1994. Calvados can be expensive so you may want to use another apple brandy. To get the best flavor, be sure to use quality ingredients. It is important to use Golden Delicious apples. Many apple varieties are tasty when eaten fresh but do not withstand the cooking process. Use a good quality apple cider...not apple juice. Good apple cider can be found in the produce section during the fall.

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  • 1 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 4 medium golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, sliced 1/3 inch thick (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 large shallots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup other apple brandy
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup good quality apple cider


Serving Size (36.82 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 140.43 Calories from Fat 135.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.0g 92.28%
Saturated Fat 9.5g 189.93%
Trans Fat 0.61g %
Cholesterol 39.75mg 53.0%
Sodium 119.63mg 19.94%
Total Carbohydrate 1.38g 1.84%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 1.3 g %
Protein 0.16g 1.26%
Vitamin A 462.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 5.48mg% Iron 0.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pork tenderloin, golden delicious apples, large shallots, dried thyme, apple brandy, whipping cream