Applesauce-Stuffed Tenderloin

    30 minutes
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Applesauce-Stuffed Tenderloin


  • 2 pork tenderloins 1 pound each
  • 1/4 cup apple juice OR vermouth
  • 2/3 cup chunky applesauce
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed finely crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 200 calories
  • Protein: 32 grams
  • Fat: 5 grams
  • Sodium: 170 milligrams
  • Cholesterol: 100 milligrams
  • Saturated Fat: 2 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 4 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams

Cooking Directions

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Using a sharp knife, form a “pocket” in each tenderloin by cutting a lengthwise slit down center of each almost to, but not through, bottom of each tenderloin. Place tenderloins in shallow roasting pan.
In small bowl stir together apple juice, applesauce, peanuts, fennel, salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into pocket in each tenderloin. Secure stuffed pockets with toothpicks. Roast for 20-27 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time before slicing to serve.

Serves 6

Wine suggestion: Pour a chilled Chardonnay, or if you prefer a red, a Pinot Noir.