Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloin and Carrots

honey-pork-tenderloin-carrots Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Denise Canter


  • Carrots:
  • 3/4 pound baby carrots
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons apple juice or apple cider
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Pork:
  • 1 (1 1/4-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or regular salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives (optional)


1. Place the carrots and 1/4 cup water in a medium saucepan and bring them to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to simmer. Stir, cover, and let carrots simmer another 10-12 minutes or until they are tender.

2. Meanwhile, prepare glaze by mixing all glaze ingredients together in a small bowl; set aside. When carrots are done, remove from heat, drain, and set aside.

3. Cut tenderloin crosswise into 12 equal slices, and season with salt and pepper. Melt butter in an extra-large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook 2-3 minutes or until nicely browned on the bottom side. Using tongs, flip the pork and cook another 3-4 minutes or until almost cooked through.

4. Add carrots to pan with pork. Stir glaze again, and add it to the pan. Bring mixture to a simmer, and cook until pork is done, about 1-2 minutes. Stir to coat pork and carrots with glaze. Divide pork and carrots among 4 plates. Pour any remaining glaze over pork, and garnish with chives, if desired.

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  • Serve this sweet and tangy pork tenderloin for an easy weeknight dinner.  The pork is brushed with a glaze of honey, apple cider and mustard and served with tender baby carrots.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 3 slices pork and 1/4 of carrots)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 293
Fat per serving: 8g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 29g
Carbohydrate per serving: 26g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 86mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 367mg
Calcium per serving: 40mg

Good to Know

This honey glaze is the perfect way to moisten and sweeten up any kind of dish. Pork is a good source of protein and vitamin B12, important for brain and nerve health.