Healthy Recipe: Roast Pork with Apples & Brussels

Healthy recipe for roast pork with apples and brussels sprouts

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Apples & Brussels Sprouts

Recipe by Charity Ferreira | Photo by Erin Kunkel

Filled with comforting autumn flavors, this delicious roast dinner is fast enough for a weeknight but special enough to share with friends. The secret to extra crispy Brussels sprouts? Slice them thinly and toss them with plenty of olive oil before roasting.

INGREDIENTS

2 tart-sweet apples, such as Pink Lady, cored and sliced ½ inch (12 mm) thick
1 lb (500 g) Brussels sprouts, sliced ¼ inch (6 mm) thick
1½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt
1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb/500 g), fat and silver membrane trimmed
6 to 8 fresh thyme sprigs
2/3 cup (5 fl oz/160 ml) white wine
1 tablespoon honey

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

Place the apples and Brussels sprouts on a large rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and toss to coat. Season with salt.

Season the pork with ½ teaspoon salt on all sides. In a frying pan over high heat, warm the remaining ½ tablespoon oil, tilting the pan to coat the bottom. When the oil is hot, add the tenderloin and turn to brown on all sides, about 4 minutes total.

Transfer the pork to the sheet pan with the apples and Brussels sprouts. Nestle the thyme sprigs throughout. Roast until a thermometer inserted in the center of the thickest part of the pork reaches 145°F (63°C), 18 to 25 minutes, stirring the apples and Brussels sprouts once about halfway through. Let the pork rest for 10 minutes.

Return the frying pan to the heat, and add the wine and honey. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to scrape up any brown bits clinging to the bottom of the pan. Continue to simmer until the mixture is reduced to about 1/3 cup (3 fl oz/80 ml), 5 minutes. Drizzle evenly over the pork, apples, and Brussels sprouts.

Slice the pork diagonally across the grain. Arrange the sliced pork on plates, spoon the roast apples and Brussels sprouts on the side, and serve warm.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories 278
Protein 22 g
Total fat 8 g
Saturated fat 2g
Carbs 26 g
Fiber 7 g
Total sugars 15 g
Added sugars 4 g
Sodium 363 mg

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