Autumn Applesauce Pork
with Roasted Green Beans and Baby Potatoes
Raise your hand if you’ve tasted a better pairing than pork and apples. Yeah, we thought so. There’s just something about this family-friendly, sweet-and-savory combination that keeps us coming back again and again. In this recipe, homemade applesauce pairs with juicy seared pork tenderloin and a side of roasted green beans for a meal that’ll make the everyone smile.
Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.
Applesauce Spice Blend
Not included in your delivery
Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Halve potatoes. Zest lemons until you have 1 tsp zest, then cut into halves. Peel and core apples, then cut into ½-inch cubes.
Toss potatoes on a baking sheet with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in oven until tender and crisped, 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Season pork all over with rosemary, salt, and pepper.
Add pork to pan and sear, turning occasionally, until browned all over, 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a second baking sheet. Toss green beans on same sheet with a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in oven until pork reaches desired doneness and green beans are tender, about 15 minutes. Set pork aside to rest.
Meanwhile, melt 2 TBSP butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add apples and 1 TBSP sugar and toss to coat. Squeeze in juice from one lemon half, then stir in applesauce spice and a pinch of salt. Pour in enough water to reach halfway up apples. Bring to a boil and cook until soft, about 15 minutes.
Mash apples in pot with a potato masher or fork until smooth. Season to taste with salt and lemon juice.
Finely chop parsley. Toss green beans with lemon zest and a squeeze of lemon. Slice pork, then divide between plates along with potatoes and green beans. Spoon applesauce over pork and garnish with parsley.