Thursday, November 29, 2007

QUICK wonderful dinner

I got this recipe from It is SO good, SO quick, inexpensive and looks fabulous. I did change up the recipe a little because I wanted to bbq pork chops, so I poured the glaze on them after they were done...

Serves 4

* 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
* 2 tablespoons maple syrup
* 3 medium red apples, halved and cored, each cut into 8 wedges
* 1 large red onion, halved and sliced into 1/2-inch-thick pieces (I used a sweet onion instead)
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* Coarse salt and ground pepper
* 2 pork tenderloins, (12 ounces each), trimmed of excess fat
* Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes


1. Place one oven rack in top third of oven, and another rack in bottom third. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Make glaze: In a small saucepan, bring vinegar and maple syrup to a boil over high heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture has reduced to 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; transfer 1 tablespoon to a small bowl for drizzling, and set aside. Reserve the rest of the glaze in saucepan.
2. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss apples and onion with oil. Season with salt and pepper; arrange in a single layer, and roast until golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and toss.
3. Meanwhile, line another rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil; place pork on foil. Season generously with salt and pepper; brush with glaze from saucepan. Return apples and onion to oven, on bottom rack. Place pork on top rack; roast 10 minutes. Remove pork from oven; brush with glaze (discard any remaining in pan). Roast until pork registers 150 degrees.on an instant-read thermometer, and apples and onion are tender, about 10 minutes more.
4. Transfer pork to a cutting board, and let rest 10 minutes. Slice 1/4 inch thick; drizzle with reserved tablespoon glaze. Serve with apples, onion, and, if desired, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes.

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