With apricots in season, it’s the perfect time of year to create a homemade apricot glaze to baste onto a pork tenderloin. This apricot glazed pork tenderloin offers a nice balance of crispy bacon and tender pork, and a savory and sweet flavor. This will become your favorite weekend dinner!
Apricots, Apricots, Apricots
At the beginning of the summer, I joined a local CSA. The idea of having local, organic produce that is in season, while supporting local farmers seemed like a great idea!
I have been getting my weekly produce shares and it’s definitely influenced what I make for dinner throughout the week. This past week, I received a pound of organic apricots and wanted to integrate them into a savory dinner.
Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin
The start of this apricot glazed pork tenderloin starts with the apricot glaze. You’ll start by cutting the apricots in half, removing the pit, then adding them to a pot with some water, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Once it gets to a jam-like consistency, allow it to cool, and add in a little dijon mustard.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Combine salt and brown sugar, then rub the mixture into the pork tenderloin.
Next, wrap the pieces of bacon around the pork tenderloin, and place in a large oven-safe pan over medium heat.
Cook until browned on all sides, which takes about 15 minutes.
Transfer to preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and baste on apricot glaze. Return to the oven and bake until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
Printable Recipe – Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Do you want to print out this recipe to hang on your fridge or share with a friend? Here is a printable version!
- 4 - 5 apricots
- 1 tsp water
- 3 tbsp sugar cane
- 1.5 tsp salt, divided
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 6 strips bacon
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut apricots in half, discarding the pit. Add apricots, water, and sugar to a medium pot over medium-high heat. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt, and cook, stirring frequently, until the fruit breaks down and resembles a jam (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature, then stir in dijon mustard.
- Meanwhile, combine salt, pepper, and brown sugar in a small bowl. Rub mixture into pork tenderloin, then wrap tenderloin in bacon.
- Add tenderloin to a large oven-safe pan over medium-high heat. Cook until browned on all sides (10 - 15 minutes). Transfer to preheated oven.
- Cook tenderloin in preheated oven for 10 minutes, remove from oven, and brush on apricot-mustard mixture. Return to oven and cook until internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees.
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