Grilled pork with apple & sage

Grilled pork with apple & sage

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
A classic combination that manages to be low-fat and to taste fantastic too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal269
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre1g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 4 x 140g pieces pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp sage leaves, roughly chopped



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • 3 eating apples, peeled, cored and chopped



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 1 rounded tsp light muscovado sugar


  1. Heat grill to high. Grate the zest from half the lemon and squeeze the juice from both halves. Split the pork fillet down the centre, cutting almost all the way through, and open out like a book. Lift onto a baking tray and season with salt, pepper and the lemon zest. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp of the sage. Grill for 8-10 mins, turning once, until cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, pour the lemon juice into a small pan. Add the apple to the pan with the remaining sage, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, stirring, then simmer until soft, about 6 mins. Serve with your favourite green veg and potato wedges (recipe, top right).

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fayfumbs's picture
19th Feb, 2017
Very quick way to cook the pork and tasted great. The apples were great too
31st May, 2015
Very, very yummy, will become a regular I think. Even my 2 year old liked it!
2nd May, 2015
Love this! Great way to cook tenderloin - so tasty and so tender (and so cheap!). I cooked mine in the multi-function oven with the grill and fan which meant it didn't need to be watched. 15 minutes and it was done. I nearly didn't bother with the apples but so glad I did - they stayed firm and the sage (dried in my case) clung to the pieces. Really nice addition.
18th Sep, 2010
Gorgeous! Never really knew what to do with tenderloin before! Made this for 2 so used half the quantity of tenderloin but kept the quantities of everything else the same and was perfect for 2. Served with wasabi mash (from the soy tuna and wasabi mash recipe) and loved the way all the flavours worked together. I can't wait to have this again!
19th Nov, 2008
Made this tonight, but used pork loin chops instead. Was really yummy, and the apple on the side was a really good accompaniment. Served it with steamed green beans and roast parsnips, which complimented the pork well.
7th Apr, 2008
This was really nice - teh apple side has a pleasant sharpness
3rd Mar, 2008
I made this as a roast. The potato wedges needed another 10 mins. I loved all the flavours.
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