Applesauce Pork Tenderloin Recipe

This recipe is so easy to make, but tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.   This pork loin is so moist and flavorful that all your dinner guests will want seconds!

Serves: 6

Applesauce Pork Tenderloin Recipe

15 minPrep Time

1 hr, 25 Cook Time

1 hr, 40 Total Time

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  • 1 (2 pound) pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary (roughly chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Brown roast on all sides in skillet.
  5. Place roast in a shallow roasting pan.
  6. Combine applesauce, brown sugar, mustard, and honey and spread over roast.
  7. Top with rosemary and bake uncovered for 1 to 1 ¼ hours or until cooked through.

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28 Responses to “Applesauce Pork Tenderloin Recipe”

    • I think you could totally make this in the slow cooker. Cook it on low. Check after about 3 hours and see how much longer it would need to cook. The length of cooking time is the only thing we aren't sure of. Best of luck and let us know how it all turns out!
    • You could throw some baby carrots in or cook any veggie as a side dish. If you click on recipe index on our blog main page, and then click on "veggies" a whole bunch of great side dish vegetables will come up. Hope this helps and let us know if there is anything else we can help you with!
  1. This looks so fun! I make a homemade chunky applesauce which I canned from this summer. Do you think that would be ok, or should I puree the chunks out? I have a Ninja slow cooker, which also has an oven option. I'm going to try and make this with the oven option. Wondering about using a chunky applesauce thought. Thanks!
  2. I love this recipe! I'm not a pork fan but my mom made this and I loved it! As a matter of fact I have this in my oven now. But I do want to comment on Becca, I looked at your website link and this recipe and that one are not the same. Similar, but not the same. Please be kind and don't negatively comment on a blog that someone puts hard work, time, and pride in. This is a wonderful recipe and I'd like to thank this blog for sharing with all of us.

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