Pork tenderloin is baked with sauteed onions, sliced apples, and hard cider; then finished with 2 tablespoons cream. I got this recipe from my mother who learned to make it when we lived in England. It's a family favorite.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 large sweet apple - peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 5 ounces chicken stock
- 1/3 (12 fluid ounce) bottle hard apple cider
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Heat butter in an oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Place pork tenderloin in butter, and brown on both sides. Remove from skillet, and set aside.
Stir in onions, and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in apple, and cook until golden brown. Stir in flour; cook about 30 seconds.
In a bowl, stir together stock and apple cider. Stir into skillet, and bring to a boil. Return tenderloin to skillet. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover skillet.
Bake in preheated oven until tender, about 45 minutes. Remove tenderloin to a cutting board, and cut into 1 1/2-inch slices.
Pour the sauce, including the onions and apples, into a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Return the sauce to the pan, and reheat over medium-low; stir in 2 tablespoons cream, and heat until warm. Serve sauce spooned over sliced tenderloin.