H3 Recipe: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Apple Cider Compote

Last week, I shared a recipe from our Holiday Cooking Healthy workshop – Butternut Squash Risotto.   With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it most appropriate to share another great holiday recipe!   Browse our Healthy Recipe page for a great side dish to accompany this savory and sweet main dish.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Roasted Pork Tenderloin


2 each   Pork tenderloins, cleaned and trimmed, plain

1/2 tsp.   Sea salt

¼ tsp.   Ground white pepper

Meat thermometer


½ c.   Soy sauce, low sodium

½ c.   Maple syrup, sugar free

1 T.   Rosemary, fresh,chopped

1 T.   Thyme, fresh, chopped

1 T.   Garlic, chopped

1 each   Shallot, chopped


  • Marinate pork tenderloin or pork medallions at least an hour before cooking. 
  • Reserve some marinade and place in sauce pot, to let reduce to use as sauce.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF
  • Place parchment paper on baking sheet, or simply spray sheet with cooking spray.
  • Place each tenderloin on the baking sheet, and season.
  • Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145ºF.  This internal temperature will cook the pork at a medium.  If a well done center is desired cook to an internal temperature of 160ºF.
  • Once tenderloin has reached your desired doneness slice on a bias and serve with your favorite sauce or our spiced apple compote.

Number of Servings: 6
Serving Size: 4 ounces
Calories: 170
Fat: 2

Spiced Apple Cider Compote


2 each   Apple, granny smith, peeled and cored, cubed

1 each   Shallot, chopped

1 c.   Apple juice, or apple cider

1 T.   Brown Sugar

½ tsp.   Cinnamon, ground

½ tsp.   Red pepper flakes (use ¼ tsp. at a time)

2 tsp.   Cornstarch + cold water about 2 tsp.


  • Warm sauce pan to a medium heat
  • Once pan is hot, add shallots and cook until tender then add apple cubes.
  • Let apples cook for about 5 minutes, stir frequently.
  • Then add apple juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pepper flakes.
  • Stir frequently and bring apples to a simmer until apples are tender and sauce has a slight thickness to it.  If more thickness is desired add small amounts of cornstarch in cold water.  Until you have reached your desired consistency.
  • Serve over pork tenderloin.

Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size: approx ¼ cup
Fat: 0

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