Diabetes-Friendly Recipe: Pork Tenderloin With Applesauce

This well-seasoned, lightly crusted pork served with fresh, fruity applesauce ushers in fall with flavor. Serve with wild rice.

Prep Time: 1 hour

Servings: 8

Serving Size: 3 ounces pork, ¼ cup applesauce


2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed of fat

Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

½ cup seasoned bread crumbs

2 green baking apples, peeled and coarsely chopped

2 cups apple juice

3 tablespoons lime juice

¼ cup light brown sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Season each tenderloin with salt and pepper (if using) and garlic. Spread each tenderloin with 1 tablespoon mustard. Place the bread crumbs on a plate and roll the tenderloins carefully in the crumbs, covering completely.

3. Place the tenderloins on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake for 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees.

4. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, bring the chopped apples, apple juice, lime juice, and brown sugar to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat slightly, keeping the apples at a slow boil, and cook until reduced and thickened, about 30 minutes. Serve with the pork.

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Exchanges: Starch 1/2 • Fruit 1 • Lean Meat 3

Calories: 237

Calories from Fat: 40

Total Fat: 4g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 63mg

Sodium: 234mg

Total Carbohydrate: 25g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 17g

Protein: 24g

Copyright 2007: American Diabetes Association

From "Holly Clegg's Trim & Terrific™ Diabetic Cooking"

Reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association.

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