Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sweets for dinner?

I have no idea where I came across this recipe, but I'm guessing it was in the bulletin boards of Cooking Light... I can't believe how tender the pork was--I couldn't slice it, it was just like buttah and fell apart instead! Easy peasy, and it'll be ready when you come home starving from work/gym/errands :) I thought about throwing in some fresh herbs at the end (sage, thyme, or rosemary), but I couldn't make up my mind and left it out. Might've added a little something-something ;-)


Apricot-Glazed Pork Loin w/Sweet Potatoes

From Cooking Light Slow Cooker Cookbook, 2004

Serves 2

3 c cubed sweet potatoes
1/2 c apricot preserves, divided (mine was apricot-peach, I bet cherry would also be fantastic)
1/4 tsp salt, divided
1 bay leaves
1/2 lb boneless pork tenderloin or pork loin, trimmed

Place sweet potatoes, 1/2 c preserves, and 1/4 tsp salt into a slow cooker. Toss well. Add bay leaves. Arrange tenderloins over sweet potatoes; sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt. Spread 1/2 c preserves over tenderloins. Cover with lid; cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce to low and 7 hours or until pork and sweet potatoes are tender. Remove pork from slow cooker and slice. Discard bay leaves. Serve pork with sweet potatoes and sauce.

25 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Sweet potatoes + apricot preserves = wonderful recipe components!!

Erica said...

oww! This looks like a fabulous dinner. I love your recipes :) Are you doing ok up in Boston? My sister has been without power since Thursday!

Erica said...

Thank you for the well wishes for my sister! They just got the power back! They got on a waiting list for a hotel and finally got in on Saturday and stayed there for the night

Tina said...

Sweet potatoes + apricot preserves sounds delicious together! I love flavor combos like this! :)

Esi said...

Nice dinner. I need to cook pork tenderloin more.

ashley (sweetandnatural) said...

I don't really eat meat anymore, but if I used to LOVE the fall off the bone kind. That plus the sweet potatoes = awesome!

just me said...

ohhhh...my family is in love w/ an apricot marmalade and i bet they would love using that for this recipe! i 'll pass it on most def!

Krista said...

That looks and sound awesome! And I just happen to have the ingredients on hand!

Heather said...

ohhh yum! i love sweet potatoes. it looks delicious! i adore pork tenderloin. it's so versatile and delicious!

Reeni said...

What a delicious combination! I think sage is really good with pork, thyme too.

healthy ashley said...

Aren't sweet potatoes just the best? Even though I rarely to commit to actually making a nice dinner, I so respect all the recipes you make!

Christina said...

Sounds great! I've been looking for a recipe that makes the pork super tender.

runningwithfood.com said...

I LOVE to use my slow-cooker!! Easy as cheese and the meats are always so tender. YUM! Thanks for the great recipe!

Elina said...

Pork and sweet things go so well together! I love pork tenderloin too... so lean and delicious. Great looking recipe, - I think you'll be seeing it again really soon! ;)

HeatherBakes said...

Apricot glaze sounds fantastic, and I LOVE slow cooker recipes! I wonder if this would be good with turkey tenderloin, too?

ttfn300 said...

Heather- I bet it would work well with turkey!

seejessrun said...

You make me want to buy a slow-cooker.

Darius T. Williams said...

THsi does look good - and I bet it was absolutely delicious!

Annie said...

All my favorites combined in one dish. YUM! It looks so hearty too.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Yummy; I love incorporating apricot into savory dishes.

Maria said...

I love sweet potatoes for dinner...and other sweets too:)

Catherine said...

Oh yum - I need to get more slow cooker recipes. It's so convenient, but I always kind of forget that it's there.

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

yum! sounds good- even with the prok (not a big fan.)

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

Dawn said...

I am always up for easy recipes to do in a crockpot. I love all the flavor combo's going on at once here.
Get ready for more snow tomorrow. I think you're in Boston, right?

Miz said...

hmmm. my inlaws are coming for new years and would ADORE THIS.

do I dare attempt? time will tell :)

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