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  • Pork Mignons With French Applesauce

Consider doubling the sauce to serve over whole-wheat pancakes, or eat all alone for dessert

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners


  • 1 pair pork tenderloins (about 2 lb)

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper

  • 2 medium apples, rinsed and cored, but not peeled (try Golden Delicious or Rome)

  • 2 Tbsp dark seedless raisins

  • 2 Tbsp walnuts, broken into coarse pieces

  • ½ tsp cinnamon

  • Cooking spray

Photograph of the completed recipe.
calories 250
Total fat 9 g
Saturated fat 3 g
Cholesterol 80 mg
Sodium 200 mg
Total fiber 3 g
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrates 15 g
Potassium 513 mg


  • 1
    Preheat oven broiler on high temperature, with the rack 3 inches from heat source.

  • 2
    Cover broiler pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.  Spray foil lightly with cooking spray.  Set aside.

  • 3
    Cut 8 slices (pork rounds), each 1½ inches thick, from the center of the pair of pork tenderloins.  Refrigerate or freeze the ends for another use.  Place pork rounds on the foil-covered broiler pan.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Set aside a few minutes while broiler heats.

  • 4
    Meanwhile, heat ½ cup water to boiling in a medium nonstick pan.  Slice cored apples from top to bottom in ¼-inch wide pieces.  Add apples, raisins, walnuts, and cinnamon to boiling water.  Reduce heat to medium.  Cover.  Simmer, stirring occasionally, until apples are soft and easily pierced with a fork.  Set aside until pork is cooked.

  • 5
    Broil pork tenderloins for 5–10 minutes per side (for a minimum internal temperature of 160 °F).

  • 6
    To serve, place two pork rounds on each dinner plate.  Top with one-fourth of the applesauce. 

Tip: Delicious with rice and a side of Cinnamon-Glazed Baby Carrots.

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