Pork Tenderloin With Cider-Glazed Carrots

For an elegant yet no fuss dinner, try this appetizing dish of sweet Ontario Carrots and tender pork medallions.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes



Olive oil

2 Tbsp (30 mL)

Pork tenderloins 

2 units (3/4 lb/375 g each)

Dried rosemary, crushed

1 tsp (5 mL)

Dried leaf thyme

1/2 tsp (2 mL)


1/4 tsp (1 mL)

Ontario Carrots

6 medium

Apple cider or juice

1 cup (250 mL)

Sherry (optional) or brown sugar

2 Tbsp (30 mL)


  1. Heat oil in wide frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Sprinkle tenderloins with rosemary, thyme, and pepper, pressing into meat to evenly coat. Add to hot oil and evenly and lightly brown pork, turning often, about 9 minutes.
  3. Peel carrots and slice lengthwise into sixths, or eighths if large; cut into 1 ½ inch (4 cm) pieces.
  4. Push tenderloins to side of pan and stir to loosen browned bits from bottom. Spread carrots out in pan. Place pork on top of carrots and pour cider over all.
  5. Cover and cook over medium heat turning meat at least once, for 10 to 12 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 160º to 170°F (70º to 75°C) and meat feels springy to the touch.
  6. Remove tenderloins to cutting board and cover to keep warm.
  7. Turn heat to medium-high and boil juice, stirring frequently, until carrots are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Then stir in sherry, if using. Or taste and stir in 1 to 2 Tbsp (15 to 25 mL) sugar as needed.
  8. Turn into centre of platter. Slice pork into medallions and arrange around carrots.

© – Source: Foodland Ontario, 2010.

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Calories: 371 kcal

Fat: 13 g

Protein: 42 g

Carbohydrate: 21 g

Fibre: 3 g

Sodium: 150 mg

Iron: 3 mg

Calcium: 57 mg

Last Update – August 15, 2017

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