Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage

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Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage

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I decided with Christmas right around the corner I would develop a new recipe that can be almost totally made ahead and had minimum kitchen time. You can do everything ahead except for the assembly and that only takes 5 minutes and 20 minutes baking time. You cook the Spiralized Zucchini with Garlic Butter Sauce the last 5 minutes of baking time. Entree served!

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage

To make the Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage you need the Precision Processor™ set up. Roughly chop your fruits and sage. Add the cranberries, apple, sage and orange rind to the bowl. Set the pre-set Chop auto setting and let it go. The machine will do it all. I did stop it about 10 seconds before the end of the cycle because I didn’t want my fruit any smaller.

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage

The cranberries are hiding in this picture but believe me they are the star of this easy to prepare compound butter.

This is the roughly chopped fruits before they started to cook. You want to reduce all of the liquid out of the fruit mixture. If you can drag a spoon thru the mixture and not see liquid turn off the heat. It will turn bright red when finished, perfect for holiday entertaining. Then you want to cover and refrigerate this mixture until completely cold.

Whip the butter and fold in the cranberry mixture.

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage

Lay a piece of saran wrap on the counter. Spoon the mixture onto the wrap and form a log. If using the day you are making this just refrigerate it. You can make this several weeks in advance and freeze it too.

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage

Saute your tenderloin just until browned. It will finish cooking in the oven. You want to serve this at 165 degrees. I remove it from the oven at just under 160 and let it set for about 5 minutes.

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage

Top the tenderloin with the cranberry butter.

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage

To make your noodles, the pieces should not be thicker than 3 inches and 4 inches long.

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage

Love these noodles and so healthy too!

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage

I cooked the garlic for 5 minutes in water and butter to take some of the bite out of the garlic before adding my spiralzed zucchini to the pan. Cover and stir gently at least once. Cook until it just begins to wilt.

Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage

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Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage
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Serves: Serves 8
 
Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage with Spiralized Zucchini and Garlic. This is the perfect make ahead party dish!
Ingredients
  • 4 lbs. pork tenderloin
  • salt and pepper
  • oil
  • Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup roughly chopped apple - I used Gala
  • 1 large orange
  • peel from about half of the orange
  • juice from the orange
  • 3 tablespoons fresh roughly chopped sage
  • 1/3 cup sugar - I used a little more
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 lb. butter
  • Sprialized Zucchini Noodles
  • 4 large zucchini
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
Instructions
  1. Make the Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage first so it has time to cool.
  2. Set up the Ninja Precision Processor Bowl.
  3. Add the cranberries, apple, orange peel and sage to the bowl. Lock the bowl in place and use the pre set selection to chop the fruits. I hit the stop with about 12 seconds remaining.
  4. Add the water, sugar and the juice from the orange to a large saute pan. Stir. Add the fruit. Cook over medium heat until the water has reduced totally. You should be able to drag a spoon thru the mixture and no water will remain. Cover and refrigerate.
  5. When the mixture is cold, whip the butter in a large bowl. Fold in the fruit. Cut a large piece of saran wrap. Form the butter into a log. Freeze or refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Clean the pork tenderloin and remove the silver skin with a sharp knife. Cut into individual portions. Salt and pepper the pieces. Add the oil to a large saute pan and brown the tenderloin on all sides. Cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.
  7. Set up the Auto Spiralizer. Cut the zucchini into 4 inch pieces. Spiralize the zucchini and cover until ready to use.
  8. To assemble: Put the pork tenderloin in a greased baking dish. Slice thick slices of the cranberry butter and cover the tenderloin. I also put a little around the dish. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes uncovered.
  9. Add the water, garlic and butter to a large saute pan. Cook for 5 minutes. 4 - 5 minutes before serving time add the zucchini to the pot, cover it and let it steam until it just begins to wilt. Drain off the liquid and place on a serving dish. Top with the tenderloin pieces and cranberry butter.

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