Saturday, June 13, 2015

Perfect for Sunday Dinner


Pork makes for such a great Sunday dinner for extended family. It is usually less expensive than beef and can be prepared for larger groups easier than chicken.

Here's a great recipe for roast pork that we recently found.

Pork Tenderloin with Apple Jelly Sauce


2 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
Mustard powder, to taste
Dried thyme, to taste
1/2 cup dry sherry (apple cider, apple juice, chicken broth, grape juice, white grape juice, etc. can be used as substitutes)
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced
3/4 cup apple jelly
2 tablespoons dry sherry (or substitute listed above)
1 tablespoon soy sauce


Rub meat with the mustard powder and thyme, to taste. Place in a nonreactive dish and add 1/2 cup sherry (or substitute), 1/2 cup soy sauce, the garlic, and the ginger. Coat the pork loin well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Baste the pork occasionally while cooking.

Meanwhile, heat the apple jelly in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons sherr (or substitute) and 1 tablespoon soy sauce; stir well. Reduce heat to low and let simmer. Pour over the tenderloin when it's done.

Source:, submitted by Cookinkim. You can find it here.

Notes: This is really good. The pork was so tender and juicy and the sauce added so much. Good stuff!

Above: Without the sauce.

1 comment:

  1. I believe it was the white grape juice. Sometimes I add a touch of vinegar to cut the sweetness of the juice.