Happy Boxing Day
Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26th in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malta, Hong Kong to name a few of the countries. It was the day after Christmas when the servants and tradesman would get their gift, known as Christmas Boxes from their bosses or employees. It is a bank day in Canada and an observed holiday. It is also considered a great shopping day, like Black Friday where stores put sales~ a great day to get some wonderful Christmas sales. It is also a day to return the gifts that you don't like or want ~ hence the name Boxing Day... possibly not really the reason for the day but it is something that I like to people when they ask me what Boxing Day is about.
So, if you are from a country that observes Boxing Day, I hope that you have a wonderful day of shopping, returning gifts, packing up your Christmas decorations, eating leftover Turkey or possibly making something new like this recipe ~ Apple and Cranberry Pork Tenderloin.
This recipe came about when I wanted to make some tenderloin, and had extra cranberries to use up. I did a search for cranberry pork tenderloin and found this recipe called Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Cranberries. As I was reading the recipe, I remember that I had my gingerbread spice from the recipe that I made for a Crazy Ingredient Challenge ~ Seared Gingerbread Tenderloin and this recipe happened. I have to apologize for pictures as they aren't very good... but we were hungry and this recipe was fantastic and we ate every morsel up. It was a recipe that we both agreed we would eat again if I made it. A sweet and tangy dish where the meat is tender and juicy.
Apple and Cranberry Pork Tenderloin
adapted from Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Cranberries
1.5 lb pork tenderloin
1 apple sliced thinly (I used a gala apple as that is all I had)
1/2 -3/4 cup fresh cranberries
1 tsp gingerbread spice
1 tbsp sugar (Zulka Morena Pure Cane Sugar)
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In small roasting pan, spray with non-stick spray.
Arrange tenderloin in pan.
Slice apples and arrange around tenderloin, sprinkle cranberries over apples.
Pour apple cider vinegar over tenderloin and fruit.
Sprinkle salt, sugar and gingerbread spice over tenderloin.
Cook for 30 -40 minutes, basting about half way until thermometer reaches 155-165 degree F (per your preference).
Let sit for 5- 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
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