Quick-cooking pork tenderloin, stuffed with a sweet-and-savory mixture of dried apricots, apricot jam, and shallot, roasts in half an hour. Here, your baking sheet serves double duty: The shallow surface helps potatoes and brussels sprouts become golden and crisp while the stuffed pork tenderloin roasts alongside.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss together potatoes, brussels sprouts, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes, tossing once.

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  • Meanwhile, combine apricots, shallot, and jam in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper.

  • Place pork on a work surface. Holding a chef's knife parallel to work surface, make a pocket by cutting lengthwise down center of tenderloin, stopping about 1/2 inch from other side (avoid cutting all the way through). Open, and stuff with apricot mixture. Spacing evenly, tie 3 to 4 pieces of kitchen twine around pork to close pocket. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Remove baking sheet from the oven when sprouts and potatoes have roasted 15 minutes. Toss, and push to sides of baking sheet, then place pork in center. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest park of pork (avoiding stuffing) registers 145 degrees, 25 to 30 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Reviews (5)

78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 33
  • 2 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2019
Added a small amount of sherry vinegar to the apricot and shallot mixture for a little added dimension. Used three sheet pans, because I never trust different ingredients to cook in the same amount of time. Crumbled some dried rosemary into the potatoes before roasting. Very quick and good recipe, simple as-is but with room for some improvisation. Loved the results. Next time might add a bit of dijon mustard to the stuffing.
Rating: Unrated
11/11/2008
Added a splash of red wine vinegar to the apricot mixture and used soft turkish apricots. Turned out delicious. Will try a bit of ginger mixed in with the apricots next time i make this.
Rating: Unrated
03/12/2008
This was just okay. The apricot pieces didn't cook soft enough in the 30 minutes and were too chewy. I also didn't think that the apricot and shallot mixture worked together, too much onion flavor. There are better pork loin recipes on here than this one, for sure.
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Rating: Unrated
02/04/2008
This is one of the best oven cooked pork recipes. Usually they turn out dry. This one only took 30 minutes and was very juicy and tender. I had misplaced the issue with this recipe in it, and was so glad to find it on your website. My family loves it!
Rating: Unrated
12/22/2007
delicious and easy. I did with a green salad for a weekday dinner party. It can all be done right after you get home from work. I served with flourless chocolate souffles for dessert (I made them in the morning and refridgerated )