Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Sauce Recipe | PBS Food

Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Sauce

An easy pork tenderloin recipe for any weeknight dinner.


Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 40 Minutes

Total time: 50 Minutes

Yield: 4-6


  • 1 ½ pounds pork tenderloin
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • Olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup apricot preserves


  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Generously season the pork with salt and pepper
  3. Roast the pork for 30 minutes until your meat thermometer reaches 140 degrees
  4. Just before pulling the roast out of the oven, heat a skillet on high heat
  5. Generously drizzle the pan with olive oil
  6. When the pan starts to smoke remove the tenderloin from the oven
  7. With the thermometer intact, sear the roast on all sides until it reaches 145 degrees
  8. Remove the tenderloin from the pan and transfer to a cutting board
  9. To make the pan sauce, turn the heat off of the stove top. Add the water, cider vinegar, and preserves. Whisk the pan and try to incorporate any cooked bits crusted on the pan
  10. Pour the sauce over the pork tenderloin after slicing it.
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