Sweet & Savory Cinnamon Crusted Pork with Apple Compote

If you guys know me, then you know I have a huge sweet tooth, so sweet and savory dishes are totally my jam! And this recipe totally knocks it out of the park.

Ignore the fact that it looks like a lot of instructions because I promise you, this recipe is super easy to make! Plus, there’s are ZERO ingredients that you’ll be unsure about and have to search 3 different health food stores to find. (Seriously, when that happens, just hop on Amazon and you’ll find it in 10 seconds flat!) You probably have half the ingredients already, and the other half can be found at any local grocery store!

Give it a try. Serve it at your next holiday gathering, your Paleo and non-Paleo friends will both be pleasantly surprised!

Cinnamon Crusted Pork Medallions with Apple-Bourbon Compote Recipe

For the Compote:Sweet & Savory Cinnamon Crusted Pork with Apple Compote

1 tbsp coconut oil or ghee

3 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into ½ inch chunks

1 tbsp bourbon (or lemon juice)

1 tbsp maple syrup

For the Pork:

1 lb pork tenderloin

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Coconut oil for cooking

Preparing the Compote:

  1. Melt 1 tbsp coconut oil or ghee a medium saucepan. When the oil is hot add the apples, bourbon, and maple syrup and cover to cook over low heat 15 minutes, or until apples become tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. While the apple compote cooks, prepare the pork.

Cooking the Pork:

  1. Pat the pork dry with paper towels.
  2. Cut the tenderloin into medallions 1 ½ inches thick and set them aside in a medium bowl.
  3. In a small bowl mix the cinnamon and salt, sprinkle this over the pork a little at a time, tossing to coat all pieces of pork evenly.
  4. In a medium frying pan heat 1-2 tbsp of coconut oil over medium heat.
  5. When the oil is hot, add 3-4 pork medallions and cook for 1 ½–2 minutes each side. Brown the outer edges of the pork before transferring it to a plate to serve. Repeat with remaining pork.*
  6. When the pork is cooked and the apples are ready, top the pork with the apple compote and serve warm, and enjoy!

*The pork will cook quickly, so you can wait until right before the apple compote is ready to start cooking the medallions.