Sheet Pan Pork with Fennel and Apples

We wanted to love this easy one-pan meal, but the flavors didn’t quite mesh together. If we were going to make this again, we’d use a combination of yellow potatoes and turnips to partner with the apples, instead of fennel. We’d also keep the oven at a constant temperature and skip the broiler, to retain moisture in the meat.

Sheet Pan Pork with Fennel and Apples

This easy one-pan dinner recipe originally came from Bon Appetite. While it looks delicious, we weren't 100% satisfied with the flavors. We're updating the recipe to reflect what we'll do next time we make this recipe, using a combination of yellow potatoes and turnips to partner with the apples, instead of fennel.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, dairy-free, gluten-free, pork
Servings: 4
Calories: 346kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 small yellow potatoes sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1-2 small turnips sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 2-3 sweet-tart apples (Honeycrisp)
  • 3 tbsp whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Rub pork with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Toss potatoes, turnips, and apples with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Arrange them on the baking sheet, around the pork.
  • Prepare marinade: whisk mustard, honey, orange zest and juice, and thyme in a small bowl. Brush evenly over all ingredients in the baking sheet.
  • Roast the pan for up to 30 minutes, checking at 15 minutes. Remove from oven after pork is cooked through to 145 degress F.
  • Let rest for about 10 minutes; slice pork and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

You should be able to find whole grain mustard at your local grocer (Trader Joe’s has a great low-cost option).
 

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