Low Fat Maple Syrup & Apple Braised Pork

Andy Anderson !


This is an excellent dish for some pork tenderloins. The maple syrup and apple juice, combined with the lemon juice adds several layers of really intense flavor to the dish.
Pair this up with some good mash potatoes, and you’ve got a simple dish to prepare

So, you ready… Let's get into the kitchen.

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20 Min
30 Min
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boneless pork tenderloins, about 4 ounces each
2 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1/2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 c
apple juice
1/3 c
maple syrup, the real stuff
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1 pinch
cayenne pepper
1 medium
tart green apple


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1Add the apple juice, maple syrup, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl, and whisk to combine.

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2Coat the tenderloins with the dijon mustard.

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3Sauté them in a skillet over high heat, about 2 minutes on each side.

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4Chef’s Note: The tenderloins should be nicely brown and crisp, but not black.

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5Add the apple juice/maple syrup/lemon juice and cayenne mixture to the pan.

6Reduce heat to low, cover and allow the tenderloins to simmer for 25 to 30 minutes.

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7While the tenderloins are simmering, peel the apple, cut into quarters, and thinly slice.

8Every five minutes, uncover and spoon some of the sauce over the tenderloins.

9Add the sliced apple in the last 10 minutes of cooking.

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10Remove from pan, and slice the pork.

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11Lay on a bed of mash potatoes, ladle some of the sauce and apples on top, and serve warm.
Low Fat Horseradish Mash Potatoes

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12Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Soy Free, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy