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Maple Rum Pork Tenderloin

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  • Cut: Tenderloin
  • Prep Time (Minutes): 10
  • Cook Time (Minutes): 30
  • Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

2 pork tenderloins, well-trimmed, about 12oz / 0.375 kg EACH
1 tsp / 5 mL ground black pepper
1 tsp / 5 mL dried thyme leaves
1 Tbsp / 15 mL butter
2 oranges, unpeeled and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp / 30 mL cider vinegar
½ cup / 125 mL chicken broth
⅓ cup / 80 mL maple syrup
2 Tbsp / 30 mL dark rum
¼ tsp / 1 mL dried thyme leaves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Season tenderloins with pepper and 1 tsp thyme.
  3. In large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add tenderloins and brown well on all sides.
  4. Meanwhile, line bottom of a baking dish with orange slices. Place tenderloins on top of orange slices. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until instant-read thermometer registers 155°F.
  5. Meanwhile, drain off any fat from skillet. Add vinegar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, scraping up any brown bits from bottom of skillet.
  6. Add broth, maple syrup, rum and remaining thyme to skillet. Stir. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, or until sauce thickens.
  7. Remove tenderloins from oven onto a clean plate or cutting board. Tent loosely with foil and let tenderloins rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  8. Serve on orange slices with hot maple-rum sauce.

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