Low Fat Pork Tenderloin with Applesauce

Low Fat Pork Tenderloin© Brent Hofacker

This month's low fat recipe, is the perfect dish for this season. Try it and you'll see how much fun it can be eating low fat and healthy food.


2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, fat trimmed off

1/4 cup apple juice

2/3 cup applesauce

1/4 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon finely crushed fennel seed

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Nutritional Information:

Makes 8 servings

183 calories

6 grams fat

74 milligrams cholesterol

6 grams carbohydrates

1 gram fiber

25 grams protein

161 milligrams sodium


Cut a lengthwise slit down the center of each tenderloin with a sharp knife. Cut down almost to the bottom, to form a pocket.

Place in a non metal baking dish. Pour apple juice into pockets and over tenderloins; cover dish.

Marinate 2 hours in fridge.

Meanwhile preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray a 15-inch by 10-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter.

Blend applesauce, peanuts, salt, fennel seed, and pepper. Spoon mixture into tenderloin pockets. Close pockets with wooden toothpicks. Place tenderloins in grease baking pan.

Roast 30 minutes or until done. Use a knife to check if the tenderloins have the desired "status".

Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes.

Serve and Enjoy!

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