Orange-Rosemary Butter Glazed Pork Tenderloins

Enjoy this lean and delicious premium cut of pork drizzled with a sweet and savory citrus flavored butter. With only a handful of ingredients, it's an uncomplicated dish that's quick and simple to prepare and full of aromatic flavor.

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Orange-Rosemary Butter Glazed Pork Tenderloins

Orange-Rosemary Butter

  1. ½ cup (1 stick) Challenge European Style Butter
  2. 2 Tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  3. 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped, or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  4. 1 Tablespoon grated orange peel


  1. 2 pork tenderloins (approx. 1 lb. each)
  2. 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  3. 1 Tablespoon thin slivers of orange peel
  4. 1 cup ready to serve chicken broth
  5. To taste coarse salt
  6. To taste freshly ground pepper

Orange-Rosemary Butter

  1. 1

    In a small bowl, mix together the orange-rosemary butter ingredients. Use immediately or chill (bring to room temperature before using).


  1. 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. 2

    With a knife, make slits in tenderloins and alternately insert garlic and orange peel slivers.

  3. 3

    In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 Tablespoons of the butter mixture and brown tenderloins evenly for 5-10 minutes.

  4. 4

    Place tenderloins on rack in roasting pan. Spread a teaspoon of flavored butter over each tenderloin.

  5. 5

    Add broth to skillet drippings and stir. Pour broth/drippings into the roasting pan and roast uncovered for 20 minutes.

  6. 6

    Spread another teaspoon of flavored butter over each tenderloin and roast an additional 15-20 minutes or until center of tenderloin registers 155°F (use meat thermometer).

  7. 7

    Transfer pork to serving platter and cover loosely with foil. Temperature of meat should increase to 160°F while standing.

  8. 8

    Pour liquid from roasting pan back into skillet and bring to a boil, cooking until reduced by half. Whisk remaining flavored butter into liquid and simmer about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper.

  9. 9

    To serve, slice pork and drizzle with sauce.

Source: Challenge Home Economist


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