Pork with Squash and Apples

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 53 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 28 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 2 large cloves)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage

2 1-pound pork tenderloins, trimmed

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 cooking apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 tablespoon honey mustard

1 sprig fresh rosemary

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Mix the nutmeg, 1 teaspoon garlic and the sage in a bowl. Rub over the pork and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Toss the squash, apples, onion, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic, the honey mustard, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. Spread out on a long sheet of foil. Add the rosemary and 3 tablespoons butter, then bring the ends of the foil together and crimp to seal into a packet. Place the packet on a baking sheet and roast on the upper rack until tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Poke holes in the packet to release steam.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, then brown the pork on all sides, about 8 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons water and scrape up any browned bits from the pan, then transfer the skillet to the lower oven rack and roast until a thermometer registers 150, about 15 minutes. Transfer the meat to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes.
  4. Return the skillet to medium heat. Add 1/2 cup water, scrape up any browned bits and simmer about 2 minutes. Slice the pork and drizzle with the pan juices. Serve with the squash and apples.

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