Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin
This "Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin" recipe is a sweet and flavorful apple butter barbecue sauce that sits atop pork tenderloin, and grilled to perfection. This is the perfect time of year to find lots of apples, and if your lucky enough a good apple butter that you love.
The barbecue sauce used for this recipe is full of rich and complex flavors. There is tartness from the apples, melded well with some sweet brown sugar and molasses, and a touch of harissa giving it a very mild heat that is absolutely to die for. You will definitely want to use this barbecue sauce again, on chicken too! For the apple butter barbecue recipe you will need apple butter, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, molasses, garlic granules, harissa, pork tenderloin and kosher salt. To start mix together the barbecue sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Remove the pork tenderloin from its packaging and sprinkle some salt generously over the entire tenderloin Then let sit for 5-10 minutes to allow to come to room temperature. Heat the grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grill for 10 minutes. Flip, and grill until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Brush the barbecue sauce over the pork tenderloin, and cook for a few more minutes until temperature reaches 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
Apples are a fruit that are often eaten raw. The whole fruit including the skin is suitable for human consumption except for the seeds, which may affect some people. The core is often not eaten and is discarded. Apple varieties bred for raw consumption are termed dessert or table apples. Apples can be canned or juiced. They are milled or pressed to produce apple juice, which may be drunk unfiltered and called apple cider in North America called apple cider. The juice can be fermented to make cider (called hard cider in North America), or apple cider vinegar. Apples are a popular ingredient in many dessert recipes such as apple pie, apple crisp, apple crumble and apple cake. Apples can be eaten stewed or baked, and apples can also be dried and eaten or reconstituted for later use. When apples are cooked, some apple varieties can easily form a puree known as apple sauce. Apples can also be made into apple jelly and apple butter. Apples can also be used in meat dishes.
The pork tenderloin cut of meat, also known as pork fillet in some countries, is a cut of pork. This cut is often sold as prepackaged products by large grocery stores. They are available plain (without seasoning) or flavored with a marinade. As with all quadrupeds cuts of meat, the tenderloin refers to the psoas major muscle area along the central spine portion, ventral to the lumbar vertebrae. This is the most tender part of the animal, because these muscles are used for posture, rather than locomotion.
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