Roast Pork With Apples and Cranberries Recipe

Roast pork with apples and cranberries recipe

​The Spruce / Katarina Zunic

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
250 Calories
6g Fat
14g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 33g
Calcium 17mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This lean roast pork tenderloin with apples and cranberries makes a great family meal during the holiday season or as an alternative Thanksgiving dinner. The beauty of this dish—apart from being low in fat—is that it can be served in under an hour, which, for a Sunday dinner or special occasion, is pretty fast.


  • 2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins (trimmed of fat and silver skin)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored, and thickly sliced)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 425 F.

    Ingredients for roast pork with apples
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  2. Spray a small, shallow roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray.

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  3. Place pork tenderloins in roasting pan, tucking thin ends under a little to ensure even roasting.

    Place pork tenderloin in pan
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  4. Surround with apple slices and sprinkle with cranberries.

    Surround with apples
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  5. Add apple cider and cider vinegar, then sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top of pork.

    Add cinnamon
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  6. Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, basting halfway through until thermometer registers 155 F.

    Roast pork
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  7. Allow for it to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

    Roast pork
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  8. Serve and enjoy!

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