Pork tenderloin in a creamy sauce with apples and subtle shallots is a delicious main dish, and so easy to make. We cook the meat and sauce in the same pan, which makes the process incredibly easy, with minimal washing up! This pork with apple cream sauce is a classic autumn dish, and for good reason. A quick weeknight dinner that looks more impressive than it is!
What do you need to make this dish?
- Pork tenderloin fillets or pork medallions
- Double cream
- Apple cider vinegar
- Salt, pepper
How do you make pork with apple cream sauce?
Melt some butter in a pan. Slice and dice three small shallots and one apple. Add shallots and apple to the pan, and cook until soft. Remove from the pan and set it to the side. Add more butter to the pan, and add pork tenderloin. Sprinkle salt and pepper, and cook for a few minutes on each side until slightly browned, then remove from the pan. Then, add cream and apple cider vinegar to the pan and leave to cook for a few minutes. Add the pork, apple and shallots, and leave to cook for about 5 minutes until the meat has cooked through. Remove from the heat, and serve.
Which side dishes go well with pork with apple cream sauce?
Roasted vegetables or potatoes goes really well with pork with apple cream sauce. For a healthy option, Halloumi and butternut squash salad will suit perfectly as well.
How do you cook pork?
It is important to cook pork properly, as eating undercooked or raw pork can cause a bad infection. In a pan on medium heat, it only takes 5-10 minutes to cook thoroughly. If you are in doubt, you can cut off a part of the meat and check that the meat is white all the way through. Avoid overcooking pork as the meat can become dry and rubbery.
Pork with apple cream sauce
- 4 pork loin steaks or medallions
- 3 small shallots
- 1 apple
- 150 ml double cream
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Prepare the apple and shallots
- Finely dice the shallots.
- Remove the apple core, and thinly slice the apple.
- Add 1 tbsp butter to a pan on medium heat.
- Add the shallots and apple to the pan, and cook for a few minutes until softened. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.
- Remove the shallots and apple from the pan and set aside.
Cook the pork
- Optionally, cut the fatty bits off the pork.
- To the same pan, melt 1 tbsp butter and add the meat.
- Add salt and pepper to the pork.
- Cook the meat on both sides for 1-2 minutes until browned, then remove from the pan and set to the side.
Make the sauce
- Add the cream and apple cider vinegar to the pan and let it cook for 1 minute.
- Add the pork, apples and onion to the sauce, and leave to cook for about 5 minutes until the meat is cooked through.
- Remove from the heat and serve.