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Roasted Pork with Honeycrisp Apples

This Garlic & Herb Roasted Pork with Honeycrisp Apples is a simple and delicious fall dinner recipe that’s ready in less than 30 minutes.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.

We are officially in back to school mode over here, which is relatively new to us.

Both of my kids started preschool last week. And of course they both go to school on different days and completely different times. Between school days, class volunteering, play dates and my husband’s travel schedule, my weekly calendar is beginning to look a bit crazy.

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In need of dinner, fast! 

On those hectic days, dinner is usually the time of day that I start to really get frazzled and stressed. I often feel like I have zero time to prepare anything, and it’s the time of day when my kids get antsy and want all my attention.

I need something flavorful and quick that the whole family will love but that isn’t time consuming or requires too much prep. Sound familiar?

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That’s where Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork comes to the rescue! Located in the fresh meat department at Safeway, there are a variety of pre-marinated, deliciously flavored pork products available to save your dinner time sanity. They are so versatile and can easily be grilled, roasted, sautéed or slow cooked. Perfect for providing real flavor, real fast.

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Flavorful dinner, ready in under 30 minutes!

I used the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet to create this easy and delicious Roasted Pork with Honeycrisp Apples dinner that is ready in under 30 minutes.

Yep, you read that right. Ready in under 30 minutes!

The pork is 100% fresh and is pre-marinated in a flavorful blend of garlic and herbs, without any artificial ingredients. It’s perfectly seasoned, meaning you don’t have to deal with measuring any spices yourself. Time savor! I simply removed the pork from the package, seared it on both sides in a hot skillet and then placed it in the oven to roast. So simple.

Perfect for weeknight dinner!

While the pork was roasting, I sliced up some honeycrisp apples (my absolute favorite!) and red onion which I sautéed in a pan over low heat. With the exception of a quick, occasional stir to the apples & onions, this dinner cooks itself! The simplicity and easiness of this dinner makes it a perfect choice for any night of the week.

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When I typically cook dinner, I’m scrambling around the kitchen chopping, stirring or measuring until everything is ready. This leaves me exhausted and grouchy by the time we actually sit down to eat. Since this dinner is so simple, I found myself with some free time once everything was cooking. I was able to actually sit down, with a glass of wine, and help my daughter practice her reading. It took the pressure off of dinnertime and actually created a fun, relaxing atmosphere for the evening.

This has become one of our new family favorite dinners, especially during the weeknights since it’s so easy. I can’t wait to try the other flavors and cuts available!

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Garlic and Herb Roasted Pork with Honeycrisp Apples
Recipe type: dinner
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Serves: 4
  • Smithfield Marinated Fresh Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil (divided)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 medium honeycrisp apples, cored and sliced (any apple flavor will be great!)
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Line a roasting pan with foil, set aside
  3. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in large skillet/pan over medium-high heat on stove
  4. Remove pork filet from package and sear in skillet/pan for 2 minutes on each side
  5. Place seared pork filet in roasting pan and place in oven for 20-25 minutes
  6. In same skillet, melt butter and remaining 1 tbsp olive oil over low heat on stove
  7. Add sliced apples and onions to pan and sauté for 20 min, until tender and golden brown (stir occasionally)
  8. Let pork filet rest for 5 minutes before slicing
  9. Serve the pork on top of the apples and onions
This Garlic & Herb Roasted Pork with Honeycrisp Apples is a simple and delicious fall dinner recipe that's ready in less than 30 minutes.


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    Kelli McGrane September 20, 2017 (8:39 am)

    I just made a baked pork tenderloin with apples the other night – great minds think alike 😉 You really can’t beat this classic combination for a crowd-pleasing meal!

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      Brynn McDowell September 20, 2017 (11:15 am)

      Thanks Kelli, you definitely can’t go wrong with pork and apples!

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    Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. September 20, 2017 (10:26 am)

    Oh I love Honeycrisp apples! So excited for the flavors of fall!

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      Brynn McDowell September 20, 2017 (11:15 am)

      Honeycrisp are my favorite! I love fall flavors too…so comforting!

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    Amy Gorin September 20, 2017 (12:42 pm)

    What a lovely fall meal!

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    Lindsey Pine September 20, 2017 (1:06 pm)

    this looks like the perfect fall meal! yum!!

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    Deanna Segrave-Daly September 21, 2017 (5:21 am)

    This looks like the perfect fall dinner – fast and delicious!

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    Catherine Brown September 21, 2017 (9:38 am)

    Digging those Honeycrisp apples! I’m lucky to live where many different varieties of apples grow, so I’m always finding new ones to sample! The best of fall…

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      Brynn McDowell September 21, 2017 (6:59 pm)

      There are so many apples near us as well, lucky gals we are!

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    Erika September 21, 2017 (10:42 am)

    Looks delish! Pork+apples has long been a favorite combo of mine.

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    Charity September 21, 2017 (10:51 am)

    Pork and apples are such a great combo. Even better when it’s a fast weeknight meal! Thanks!

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    EA The Spicy RD September 21, 2017 (1:51 pm)

    Beautiful recipe, and I LOVE how easy this is! I’m was already planning on making pork chops for dinner tonight-maybe I’ll have to make this instead!

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      Brynn McDowell September 21, 2017 (6:57 pm)

      Thanks so much! It was so simple and smelled amazing while cooking.

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    Shannon @ KISS in the Kitchen September 21, 2017 (4:08 pm)

    This recipe looks absolutely delicious and I LOVE Smithfield pork! It’s always so juicy and tender. Love the addition of the apples also!

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      Brynn McDowell September 21, 2017 (6:57 pm)

      It was so juicy, especially for pork! Thanks Shannon.

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    Brittany Poulson September 21, 2017 (7:52 pm)

    This looks so good! Apples and pork go so well together! I’ll have to look for Smithfield at my store. 🙂

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    Nutrition by Nazima September 22, 2017 (5:48 am)

    Honeycrisps are one of my favourite varieties of apples!

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    Lauren O'connor September 22, 2017 (9:01 am)

    This roasted pork sounds (and looks) so delicious – sounds like a perfect combo with the honey crisp apples.

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