Saturday, May 22, 2021

Spring Fling: Pineapple Glazed Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Perfect for a celebration meal; juicy pork tenderloin is roasted to perfection and doused with a heavenly pineapple glaze that's a little sweet and a little spicy!

Pineapple Glazed Roasted Pork Tenderloin

We're coming to the end out of Spring Fling series but I still have a couple of wonderful recipes to post for you.  Today we're talking about a main dish.  One that is perfect for those celebration meals such as Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation, or for a springtime brunch!  Roasted pork tenderloin is such an elegant entree but no one has to know how easy it is to make.

Using a tender and lean cut of pork gives you a flavorful dish.  Roasting it makes it easy, you just brown it and throw it in a pan in the oven.  This one is topped with a sweet and spicy glaze that is made with crushed pineapple, pineapple jam, and spicy mustard.  It's hard to beat this meal and will surely be one of your go-to recipes!

What Ingredients do I need?

  • 2 pork tenderloins (3 lb total)
  • crushed pineapple
  • pineapple passion fruit preserves
  • white balsamic vinegar
  • spicy brown mustard
  • fresh thyme

Substitutions and Variations

  • Use fresh blackberries and blackberry jam for the glaze
  • Use regular balsamic vinegar 
  • Use creole mustard or stone ground mustard
  • Use different herbs such as marjoram or oregano
  • Other glazes: blueberry or apricot, fig would be wonderful

Kitchen Tips and Notes

  • Buy a package of 2 pork tenderloins if you can.  Each tenderloin will serve about 3 people.
  • Brown your meat in a skillet with oil to get a nice golden crust.
  • A sheet pan or a roasting pan are both great for roasting.
  • Heat the remaining glaze in a skillet and pour over pork once sliced.  Serve with any remaining glaze along side.
  • Bonne Maman makes a wonderful Pineapple Passion Fruit Preserve however, any pineapple preserve will work.

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Pineapple Glazed Roasted Pork Tenderloin

serves 6

2 (3 lb. total) pork tenderloins 
salt & pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 8oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup pineapple passion fruit preserves (such as Bonne Maman)
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Remove any silver skin from the pork tenderloins with a knife.  Sprinkle salt & pepper on both sides of the tenderloins.  Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.  Add the pork and brown each side, about 2-3 minutes per side.  Remove to a roasting pan.

In a medium bowl, combine pineapple, preserves, vinegar, and mustard.  Stir to combine.  Top pork with half of the mixture.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 145 - 150 degrees.  Remove from the oven and transfer to a cutting board.  Transfer any pan dripping back in to the skillet. 

Add remaining glaze mixture to the skillet and cook over medium-high heat until thickened (stirring constantly), about 3-5 minutes.  

Slice pork and place on a platter.  Top with heated glaze.  Serve any remaining glaze in a bowl along with the pork.  

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