Growing up, I was never a huge fan of tenderloins. I always thought they were dry and lacked flavor. Then I went to college, and my roommate made us a pork tenderloin one Sunday, and I was blown away by how flavorful and tender it was.
Ever since then, I have been taking her tips on how to make a tender and juicy tenderloin, and now it is one of my favorite foods.
My husband also is a big fan of this one.
This recipe is so easy to make, but tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen. This pork loin is so moist and flavorful that all your dinner guests will want seconds.
could i make this recipe using pork chops?
We have only made this recipe using pork tenderloin, however, you could easily make this recipe using pork chops.
You will definitely need to adjust the cooking time, and they probably won’t be as tender or juicy, just because of the cut of meat.
We highly recommend using a pork tenderloin, but if you are looking to change up your regular pork chops, this would also work.
does the rosemary need to be fresh?
For this recipe, we used fresh rosemary. It just has a stronger flavor and to it, and it will really cook nicely into your pork tenderloin.
We highly recommend using fresh rosemary, but dried would also work, it will just be a more subtle taste.
would cinnamon applesauce work?
This recipe calls for 1 cup of applesauce. I have only made this using plain applesauce, but it would work nicely with cinnamon apple sauce.
The flavor will pair nicely with the meat, as well as the honey. Either applesauce would work great. We don’t really recommend fruity applesauces such as strawberry or peach apple sauce, just because that flavor with mess with it a little more, but cinnamon should work great.
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- Applesauce Pork Tenderloin
- Slow Cooker Maple Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin
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