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Sweet and Tender Apricot Balsamic Pork Loin | simple sauce and throw in the oven. A truly delicious and simple dinner for the whole family.
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5 from 3 votes

Apricot Balsamic Pork Loin

Sweet and tender pork loin made with only a handful of ingredients. Easy weeknight meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 390kcal


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1 Tbsp thyme
  • salt and pepper generous
  • 4 Tbsp butter cut into 4 pats

For the Apricot Balsamic Sauce

  • 1/2 cup apricot preservers
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp water if sauce needs thinning


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking pan with heavy duty aluminum foil.
  • Generously season pork with salt and pepper.
  • In a large pan, heat olive oil until shimmery. Add tenderloin and cook on all sides until browned.
  • Place tenderloin on foil in the baking pan. Place pats of butter on top of tenderloin. Sprinkle thyme all over. Wrap in foil until fully covered (leaving it a little loose on top).
  • Bake until an internal thermometer reads 150° at the thickest part of the meat. (Pork is fully cooked at 165°, but can be consumed with a little pink in the center.) About 25-35 minutes.
  • While pork loin is baking, combine apricot jam and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl.
  • When pork is done, remove from oven and let rest at least 5 minutes to lock in the juices.
  • Slice against the grain and serve with apricot balsamic sauce.


This makes a great meal to serve company. It seems so fancy, but is really simple! The sauce can be made ahead of time and then re-heated to make dinner prep simple.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 921mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg