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Orange-Glazed Pork with Sweet Potatoes

When it's chilly outside, I like to roast pork tenderloin with sweet potatoes, apples and an orange. The sweetness and spices make any evening cozy. —Danielle Boyles, Sparta, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes (about 2 medium)
  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Peel sweet potatoes; core apples. Cut potatoes, apples and orange crosswise into 1/4-in.-thick slices. Arrange in a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, mix orange juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and ginger. Microwave, covered, on high, stirring every 30 seconds until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Stir until smooth.
  • Place pork over sweet potato mixture; drizzle with orange juice mixture. Roast until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145° and sweet potatoes and apples are tender, 45-55 minutes longer. Remove from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked pork with about 1 cup sweet potato mixture: 325 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 467mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch.

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  • Kerry
    Sep 11, 2019

    This was great. My house smelled like Xmas from the cinnamon and ginger. The 45-55 min cooking time on meat can be misleading. Everything for me cooked within about an 1/2 hr. I also used boneless pork loin in lieu of tenderloin "rolls" which I think cuts down on cooking time. Wish I could post pick.

  • WashingtonState
    Mar 31, 2018

    This was AWFUL.. I wasted my money buying the ingredients. I found the cinnamon and ginger overbearing. Some of the sweet potatoes and apples were crunchy.. The pork was way over cooked. I made as directed on recipe baking suggestion was 45-55 minutes, I went in the middle.. 50. Horrible recipe... just awful... I expected much more. I tossed the remainder of the dinner and the recipe along with it... awful.. sad. This was more of a dessert.. made me think of thanksgiving pie.. Pork had no flavor, just dry and overdone. I do love sweet potatoes and the addition of oranges caught my eye... Next time I will rethink.

  • ksouders
    Dec 17, 2016

    Meat was tasteless, oranges were aromatic but difficult to eat. Followed the recipe exactly. Needs tweaking to be good.

  • Annemorris
    Mar 24, 2016

    We reallly enjoyed this recipe. The flavors were great. I substituted thyme and parsley for the cinnamon and ginger. I also put garlic powder and onion powder on the pork. the sweet and savory combination was really good. I bought one pork loin that was thicker than some can be and it was really juicy. It is 1.5 lbs.

  • darlalyndgaard
    Mar 19, 2016

    this was a really good flavor combo. worth the effort. Love the orange and apples over sweet potatoes with cinnamon and ginger, yum. my cuts of meat were smaller, so I over cooked it in an hour. my bad, but a good recipe. I would have loved this without the meat and more sweet potatoes. would be a great sweet potato recipe

  • sallyg1921
    Apr 26, 2015

    I made the mistake of buying 2--2# lions so I had 4 pieces not 2. The meat was still pink after 80 minutes and the veggies were not tender. There were 8 of us and I know the 2--1# lions would not have been enough. We had very little left over out of the 4--1#ers. All in all it is ok