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Sometimes I need an extra fast meal.  A really, really fast meal that is a no brainer and everyone will eat.  This is that meal.  Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin is delicious, everyone thinks it is delicious, and it is a meal that doesn’t need lots of messing with from me while cooking up quickly.  Win!

The Recipe: Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin

For a variation, mix 3 tablespoons coarse ground mustard or Dijion mustard and 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme into the jam before brushing onto tenderloin.


  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat if needed
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves


  • Set oven rack to 6 inches from heat. Preheat broiler.
  • Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment or foil. Place pork tenderloins on parchment and rub with oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Broil tenderloins for 10 minutes, flipping meat partway through cooking time. Meanwhile, heat apricot jam just until soft.
  • After 10 minutes, remove tenderloins from oven and brush with apricot jam. Continue broiling for 10 minutes more, brushing with more jam every 5 minutes and flipping as needed. Cook until temperature of meat if 155 degrees F on an instant read thermometer.
  • Tent tenderloins with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.