Roasted pork tenderloin with caramelized apples-pears and onions.

Living in Phoenix, we really do not have or feel the full-blown of the four seasons as the rest of the country does.

Our Summers are quite hot, and our Winters are moderately cold but not too cold. Spring and Fall are so short that we can blink and miss them.

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I do miss the four seasons. As soon as September is here, or the temperature hits the 85-degree mark, I consider we have reached Fall.

I do love fall. I love the crisp morning air and the cooler evenings. We are so fortunate to live in a place where we can have an evening backyard fire and yet, still wear a t-shirt and shorts.

I also do love fall cooking. The below dinner was made Thursday night.

The mood was set on creating a sauce for this beautiful piece of pork tenderloin I had. A couple of days prior I was reading this fantastic recipe for caramelized onions. 

Easy to make and my taste buds started to work and I definitely wanted to try it. I also had some wonderful Fuji apples that I had just purchased from, as well as some pears.

The idea of playing with all three ingredients sounded fun.

Adding a good amount of brown sugar to it, and do not get scared by the generous amount, trust me… The result was great if I may say so myself.

Love it and I am looking forward to making it again this week-end for my son’s Cub Scout den meeting potluck.

As a side dish, the staple roasted vegetables of zucchini and carrots and a very quick version of potatoes gratin.

A homemade Ghirardelli chocolate chip cookie just made it a perfect ending.


Pay close attention to the onion mixture. As soon as it starts to turn a nice golden color, constantly stir or it will burn rapidly.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Apples-Pears and Onions

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roasted pork tenderloin with caramelized apples-pears and onions
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, ll fat and skin removed
  • 1 Fuji apple, peeled, cored, sliced
  • 1 pears, peeled, cored, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly slices
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar


  • Divide the pork tenderloin in 4 equal parts and season with salt and pepper. Roast in a skillet with a shadow of olive oil until cooked all the way thru, turning it on all sided to give it a nice golden color.
  • Meanwhile caramelize the onion, pear and apples. Melt the butter in a sauté pan. Cook the onion, pears and apples on low heat until they are brown, stirring often and being careful not to burn them. Taste the onions and they should be slightly sweet. Add the sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • To serve, spoon the warm onion mixture over the pork.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.7mg

Giangi’s Kitchen provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as a registered dietician does not calculate them.

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