Pork Tenderloin with Honey, Dijon and Apricot Preserves

A baked pork tenderloin recipe with just 4 ingredients: honey, apricot preserves, dijon mustard, and pork.

Pork Tenderloin with Honey, Dijon and Apricot Preserves

The great thing about pork tenderloin is that it’s incredibly forgiving (‘tender’ is in the name) and it works with so many different flavors. For a really easy weeknight meal, stir together a quick apricot dijon sauce to coat your pork before baking and in under an hour you’ll have a delicious, sweet and savory meal that everyone will love!

Pork Tenderloin with Honey, Dijon and Apricot Preserves

How to Bake Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Dijon Sauce:

  • Stir together equal parts honey, apricot preserves, and dijon mustard in a small bowl.
  • Slather the pork in two-thirds of the sauce and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil (honey tends to blacken quickly when heated for extended periods of time). Grease the foil so that the pork does not stick.
  • Place tenderloin in the center of the pan and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the pork sit for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Pour the remaining one-third of the honey apricot dijon sauce evenly over the slices before serving.
Pork Tenderloin with Honey, Dijon and Apricot Preserves
Pork Tenderloin with Honey, Dijon and Apricot Preserves

Pork Tenderloin with Honey, Dijon and Apricot Preserves

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Marinate30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Keyword: pork marinade, pork recipe, pork tenderloin
Servings: 6
Calories: 255kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 lb pork tenderloin

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir the honey, apricot preserves, and mustard. Use two-thirds of the sauce to marinate the pork for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil, as honey tends to blacken quickly when heated for extended periods of time. Grease the foil well so that the pork does not stick. Place tenderloin in the center of the pan and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the pork stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Pour the remaining third of the honey apricot dijon sauce evenly over the slices before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg
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27 thoughts on “Pork Tenderloin with Honey, Dijon and Apricot Preserves

  1. Nicole

    I’ll be honest… making pork loin scares me. But at the same time, I’m tired of eating hamburg every time I decide to cook something other than chicken. ;) And, well, you make this sound so easy! So, Girl, I am going to give it a try. (And I have a feeling that my hubby will love you forever because of it… because he’s tired of hamburg too). :)

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  3. Caitlin

    Boy I’m in love with your blog! I just made this recipe last night, it was so delicious – what a great combination of flavors. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. wlrunner

    I made this recipe tonight and it was delicious. Thanks for a great recipe (I also added a splash of white balsamic vinegar and some white pepper)

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