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.
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/ serving 4 people
/ serving 4 people
Applesauce Spice Blend
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.