Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pan Fried Pork Medallions with Apples

If you have been reading this blog for a while you know that I love savory and sweet foods together. This pork and apple recipe looked great on paper and tasted even better on the plate.

This recipe came from the Two at the Table book I have been loving lately.

This is a simple dish but it has some big flavors. You need some butter, brown sugar, pork, apples, cinnamon and some ground cloves. (I didn't have ground cloves so I just used allspice)

I used a couple of gadgets for prepping the apple. One is my Y peeler that I love and this simple apple corer my sister got me a long time ago. With those getting the apple ready takes no time at all.

After you've got the core out and the skin off, slice up the apple.

Slice up your pork tenderloin and get it seasoned with some salt and pepper.

Once that is ready get some butter in the pan. Look at that beautiful real butter, yum.

Get the pork in and get it browning in the butter. Once it starts cooking your kitchen is going to smell great.

You want to brown these about 10 minutes per side, or less depending on how thickly you've cut them.

Lower the heat to medium and stir in the brown sugar.

Once the pork is cooked with the brown sugar, add the apples, cinnamon and ground cloves. Cook for about 10 more minutes or less, depending on how firm you want your apples. Stir it every so often so it all incorporates together. When the apples are cooked to your liking get it out of the pan and on to a plate.

This simple dish was so good I should have made more for the next day. I can't get enough brown sugar and pork so I will definitely be making this again very soon.


  1. awesome... I love sweet n savory together too

  2. This looks wonderful, Rhonda!

    Have you seen that Judith Jones (Julia Child's editor) is coming out with a new book The Pleasures of Cooking for One. Its on my list!


    Jo, Stella's Mom

  3. I was thinking of ways that I could make pork this fall because my school sells meat, and this seems fantastic! I can't wait.

  4. Wow..This looks great!!!!

    I'm going to have to try it...I'm going to tell my daughter about it, too...

    Abby's Mom, Pat

  5. I found you through startcooking.com. Your blog is great! I am a college student and I usually cook for just myself. I made this pork/apples recipe tonight and it was delicious. Just as good as it looked in the pictures! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. This was fantastic! one of the better pork recipes we've had. I served it with roasted sweet potates, and it was incredible

  7. had this last night added some onions to the mis to add a bit of tartness, was yummy. Thanks!

  8. I made this last week for my picky meat and potatoes family. They LOVED it. I'm making it again tonight. I made it exactly as the recipe stated except my apples were just plain red delicious that were on sale.