Pork tenderloin with apple bacon compote will kick off your fall like nobody’s business. Are you looking to bring fall coziness to your dinner table? Well, your search is over my friend: Please meet your new favorite easy recipe!
Comfort food can be a hassle, right? Tell me I’m not the only one with those feelings.
There’s usually the meat, and the side, and the vegetables. Oh, and a sauce.
And that my friends, is why I often skip the whole “square meal” situation and opt for something simple. Exciting, yes. But simple.
Now for some reason I’m OK with this pork. Very OK, indeed.
I do like putting a little extra effort into our dinners, as long as the cooking doesn’t cause a kitchen floor/fetal position situation. And as long as I feel like the time and energy I invest is reflected in the taste.
Because Pinterest, you’ve burned me before in the taste department.
I mean, I wouldn’t call this an easy weeknight recipe. But it’s definitely an easy option for a weekend family dinner or get-together.
And my top three reasons why this Pork Tenderloin with Apple Bacon Compote is your new fall go-to recipe?
- No complicated methods. No brining. No wrapping (we’re not making bacon wrapped meatloaf here, people). Straight forward roasting and pan frying. This is not a recipe to make you feel intimidated.
- No need to multi-task. This is like a baby-steps recipe. First you brown the pork in a durch oven before you clear off your stove and oven-roast the tenderloin. Then you can work on your side dish. And when the meat is done and resting, you use that same durch oven to cook your compote. Absolutely no multi-tasking skills needed (apart from simultaneously entertaining toddlers).
- No need for a fancy side dish. Creamy polenta, mashed potatoes or even just a side salad for a lighter meal and you‘re sorted.
Now this is what you have to do: Send this recipe to any of your friends (or beloved family members) and pretty-please them into cooking it for you.
And if they refuse? Invite them over, make it for them, then complain about how you slaved in the kitchen for seven hours. Ha!