This savory sweet meal is perfect for fall and a great way to change up your lean protein.

I noticed after going through all my recipes, I didn’t have very many pork options and decided it was time to try a pork loin!

It’s a fairly inexpensive cut of meat that provides a ton of nutrition. The pork turned out juicy and tender with a great savory flavor. It also paired perfectly with the fruit and veggie sides.

Don’t be afraid to add more seasonings that fit your preferences! I like to add rosemary, especially to the sweet potato. Also feel free to use a bigger pan and add more veg! Roasted veggies would be a great addition or a side salad.

Nutrition Info:

Pork: Pork tenderloin is one of the healthiest cuts of pork. This lean meat provides just 122 calories and only three grams of fat per three-ounce serving. And you’ll benefit from 22 grams of protein when you enjoy this cut of meat.

Pears: are an excellent source of fiber and have vitamin C for only 100 calories per serving.

Apples: High fiber, rich in vitamin C, potassium and several antioxidants

Sweet Potato: Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin C and potassium. They are also a decent source of many other vitamins and minerals.

Sweet and Savory Pork Loin

Cuisine

American

Prep Time

20 mins

Cook Time

30 mins

Servings

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Pork tenderloin
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pear, unpeeled, sliced
  • 1 apple, unpeeled, sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Sweet potatoes
  • Salt & pepper
  • Sprinkle Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Coat 9 inch by 9 inch oven pan in olive oil
  3. Pat dry the pork tenderloin and brush with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and Italian seasoning and place in pan
  4. Dice up the sweet potato (tip: cut into small pieces to be sure they fully cook through in a shorter time), lightly coat with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and cinnamon, and add to the pan
  5. Slice apple and pear lengthwise, season with cinnamon, and add to the pan
  6. Roughly chop up a couple garlic cloves and add to the pan
  7. Roast pork tenderloin for about 30 minutes (tip: 6-7 min per every 0.22 lb/3.5 oz/100g of meat)
  8. Move the pork to a plate to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving with the roasted sides

Things You Might Need

Spices: Cinnamon, Italian Seasoning, Rosemary

Nonstick Pan

Olive Oil

The Final Product