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Applesauce Pork Tenderloin Recipe

This Applesauce Pork Tenderloin is nice and juicy. It is full of flavor and only requires a few simple ingredients, making it the perfect dinner, any night of the week.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 25 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Favorite family dinner, Simple pork tenderloin recipe, Slow cooker pork recipe, sunday dinner
Servings: 6
Calories: 300kcal


  • Large Skillet
  • Shallow Roasting Pan
  • spatula
  • Small Mixing Bowl


  • 2 pound pork tenderloin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  • Brown roast on all sides in skillet.
  • Place roast in a shallow roasting pan.
  • Combine applesauce, brown sugar, mustard, and honey and spread over roast.
  • Top with rosemary and bake uncovered for 30 to 40 minutes (or until a thermometer inserted in tenderloin registers 155°).


  • I definitely suggest an unsweetened and non-fruit flavored applesauce like strawberry or peaches when making this recipe. We normally just use the plain unsweetened version, but cinnamon applesauce would work wonderfully!


Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg