Spicy pork tenderloin with apples, carrots, and potatoes all seared to perfection and then baked to completion and topped with tangy apple brandy sauce.
This pork tenderloin with apples, potatoes, and carrots is one of my favorite new recipes! I know, I know, I say that a lot. This is truly a gem of a recipe though and I really really think you should make it. Plus, the best part is it’s a one dish meal! Booya! And even with the brandy and butter, it’s still a pretty light and healthy dinner.
The vegetables get caramelized to perfection, the pork is perfectly plump and juicy, and the brandy sauce is absolutely the best way to top it all off. I want to pour this brandy sauce all over everything from here to the end of time. It’s that freakin good.
Its overall pretty simple too. A few more steps than some of my other one dish meals like this chicken potato bake. Its more in line with my one dish citrus chicken recipe except in that one you need another dish for the sauce, where this one can all be made in the same skillet. Yup, it’s truly a one dish wonder.
I used this Lodge 12″ skillet and the pork tenderloin and veggies just barely fit. You’ll need to have a big skillet or dutch oven like that or else it won’t be a one dish meal. You’ll have to transfer the pork and veggies to another pan to bake and then pour as much of the pan drippings as possible back into a skillet for the sauce. If you skip that final step, it’ll still be flavorful without the drippings, but lack that depth that takes it from good to phenomenal.
If you’ve had pork tenderloin with apples, you know they’re a match made in heaven. Pork and apples are tried and true companions. There are so many kinds of apples that you can use and I left it open ended in the recipe so use what you prefer. I tried it with fiji, gala, and envy apples. All were seamlessly delicious. I think a tart apple would be fine too. The sauce is pretty sweet so it would compliment the whole ensemble perfectly.
There is a wide array of root vegetables in this recipe too! From sweet potato to carrot to cute little baby potatoes. This not only adds variety but adds different nutrients as well.
Potatoes get a bad rep, but they’re a good source of vitamin C. Leave the skin on and you’ll get the most benefit from them. Sweet potatoes are more nutrient dense and one serving actually has all the Vitamin A you need for the entire day. Plus they’re absolutely delicious covered in pork drippings….