Hello again! Here’s another great recipe from Paleo Comfort Foods. This was a sunday meal for us, took a bit more time but well worth it. Great family meal!
This calls for homemade nut butter, but I did NOT have time for that. So, I used almond butter. Yeah, much easier and FREAKING tasty. I’m all for simplicity.
I didn’t have a pork tenderloin on hand, so tried a bone in pork roast – the roast I used wasn’t a good choice for this recipe, I strongly encourage you to get a tenderloin. Note to self for next time around…
- 2 lb pork tenderloin
- 2 apples peeled and cored, cut into chunks [now, I don’t know WHY these recipes always call for peeling the apple. Why? There are SO many nutrients in the peels. Here’s one resource (LIVESTRONG) to review, go find more! SO – to make life a bit easier, I food processed the apple with the other ingredients. The cookbooks said not too, the chunkier the better, but it didn’t make much of a difference on taste. This sauce was super good.]
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon [plus 1/2 tsp nutmeg]
- 1 tblsp honey [little less]
- 1 tsp lemon zest [2tsp]
- 1/2 cup of Pecash Butter [this is where I put in almond butter]
- 2 cloves of garlic [put in four]
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 c hot water [1/4 cup hot tap water]
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Butterfly the pork tenderloin [I cut in half my bone in roast. Obviously, it wasn’t a clean-through cut. Again, I suggest a pork tenderloin. I cut as far as I could…]
- Place apples, cin, nutmeg, est and honey in food processor. Get it as chunky or as smooth as you want. It will be good.
- Pour the mix onto the flattened tenderloin and spread around evenly. Carefully roll the pork starting on the long side, then place into a baking dish [meatloaf baking dish works well].
- Put in oven and bake for 45 minutes.
- While that’s cooking, mix the almond butter, garlic, pepper, salt in bowl…THEN add the water. See how thick or thin you like it – mine was a thick soup consistency.
- Once tenderloin is done, cut, put on plates and drizzle the sauce over it. SO GOOD. This sauce ROCKS on its own for a crudite’ dip, a chicken sauce or pork sauce. FABULOUS.
You’ll notice I don’t have a pic of the dish coming out of the oven. Sorry, I totally slacked on that. Trust me that it was good! Enjoy!