Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Apple Salsa

Glazed Pork with Apple Salsa | Pick Fresh Foods

My kids think I’ve gone crazy. I’m on a mission to get these sick germs out of my house. I’m disinfecting everything! I’m walking through the house with my can of Lysol, cleaning and spraying knobs, switches, hand rails, and anything else we frequently touch.


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My son was studying when I walked into his room, spraying Lysol. He pulls an earbud out, looks at me with a furrowed brow, and asks what I am doing. I say “disinfecting” and carry on.

I pass through the connecting bathroom to my daughters room. She looks up from her laptop and smirks. She calls her brother (they like to team up against me) and they both are comparing my disinfecting of their rooms. They obviously haven’t seen me in my ‘crazy cleaning mode’ in a while. They think spraying knobs and wiping down switch plates is bizarre. They both call out to their dad, “Mom’s spraying everything!” I had no idea they were so attached to their germs. 😀

That is my standard get-rid-of-the-bad-germs/cleaning routine. My next step is to cook foods that are very nutritious. What could be better than to heal the body with good food, like my Glazed pork with Apple Salsa.

Glazed Pork with Apple Salsa | Pick Fresh Foods

When you are sick or have a fever your body has an increased need for vitamins to help it perform its normal processes.  

Pork is a very good source of B vitamins. It has all of them, except for folate. B vitamins are important since carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism depend on B vitamins. When you become deficient in B vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B4, and B6, your metabolism goes down. Interestingly, this is why many weight loss pills are concoctions of B vitamins.


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Glazed Pork with Apple Salsa | Pick Fresh Foods

My Glazed Pork with Apple Salsa is a delicious combination of flavors. The glaze on the roasted pork is complimented with the zesty apple salsa. I love how the crunchy apples give great texture to this dish.

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Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Apple Salsa
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Serves: 4
For Pork:
  • 1 pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
  • ⅓ cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
For Apple Salsa
  • 1 medium Gala apple, diced
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • ½ tsp sugar
  1. Salt and pepper pork tenderloin and place in a large ziplock bag. Pour olive oil over the pork and sprinkle the rosemary on top of the tenderloin.
  2. Seal bag and let marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl combine apricot preserves, orange juice, and balsamic vinegar; set aside.
  4. Prepare salsa by combining apples, cherries, vinegars, water, and sugar together in a medium bowl. Stir and aside; let marinate. Stir occasionally.
  5. Heat oven to 400°F. Place pork on a foil lined baking sheet.
  6. Roast for 45 minutes, then baste with orange sauce. Continue to roast until pork registers 145°F, basting as needed. Loosely cover with foil to prevent sauce from burning.
  7. Slice and serve with apple salsa.






  1. First of all, your description of your germ-fighting, disinfecting regimen (and your kids’ reaction to it) is totally hilarious (and yet sooooo true-to-life!!!) Secondly … YUM! This pork looks fantastic – from the delicious flavors in the marinade to the lovely sweet-tangy-crunchy thing you having going on with that salsa! Pinning (although what I really oughta be doing is grabbing my own Lysol can! :D).

    • Thanks for Pinning, Shelley 😀 My kids are funny. Sometimes, I think they must believe a little fairy comes in and cleans the house. They don’t ever really see the work that goes into keeping a house clean and sanitary. I must say that they ARE always happy to have a clean house and good food.

  2. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says:

    I’m the same way with those lysol sprays and wipes!
    I had no idea how many vitamins were in pork…I’m glad I love it. :) That apple salsa looks amazing too!
    PS I think my comments are going to your spam. :(

    • Thanks Tina, it’s good to know that I’m not the only one 😀 I’ll check my folder and see if there is anything, but I haven’t noticed. Sorry.

  3. What a fabulous meal, Cindy! And while your kids might wonder what you are doing, they will appreciate it when they don’t get sick :)

    • Thanks Ashley 😀 Let’s hope so, and if not now maybe somewhere down the line they won’t think it is strange. Haha

  4. So glad to hear you’re feeling better Cindy and so hilarious on how your kids felt about “operation disinfecting” hehe. I used to get those looks from my husband but now he’s on board with me since he knows the germs won’t be passed on to anyone else :) This pork tenderloin is perfect for getting your strength back, the apple glaze sounds amazing!

    • Ah, so you get it too!! You do what you have to do to keep your family from getting sick. Nothing is worse than a house full of coughing, sniffling kids. Thanks Kelly!

  5. Apple and pork? Perfect combo!

  6. Great minds must think alike… I just bought a pork tenderloin and was planning on doing a similar type recipe with it! This looks great! Loving the apple salsa idea!

  7. not only do I love pork tenderloin, but that apple salsa looks divine!! def thinking about smearing it on some pork chops, too 😉

  8. Pork and apple are such a classic combo, but I love the idea of keeping the apple fresh and raw! A great new twist on an old favourite!

  9. Ooh, I love the sound of the orange marmalade on this … I’ve got a bit of an orange obsession at the moment. I think it’s because I’m seeing the trees laden with them on the way to work every day at the moment! This is a great easy (and healthy) meal idea, Cindy. Thank you!

    • Helen, I would love to be seeing trees with oranges! How lucky are you!!! All I have here are some cold, sad looking leafless trees.

  10. consuelohoneyandfigs says:

    Awww girl, you’re too funny!
    And what a gorgeous dish – the apple + pork combo is fantastic, and that orange marmalade on the salsa… incredible.
    Happy Friday dear!

    • Haha Consuelo! I can get a little crazy when it comes to being sick. Can’t stand it!! Although, feel good good always makes it a little easier.

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