Pressure Cooker Autumn Apples and Pork


Pork tenderloin gets perfectly juicy in minutes thanks to your trusty pressure cooker. Paired with tart apples, herbs, and shallots, you've got a delicious, healthy meal ready with little hands on time.

Pink plate of Autumn Apples and Pork on bed of spinach
Photo: Brie Passano
Cook Time:
5 mins
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Pressure Cook Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
12 mins
1 pork tenderloin, 3 cups apples and shallots, 3 cups spinach


  • 1 1.5 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 3 medium shallots, peeled and quartered lengthwise

  • cup apple cider or apple juice

  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme and/or sage

  • 3 tart red apples, unpeeled, cored, and thinly sliced

  • 3 cup fresh spinach or hot cooked spaetzle or orzo pasta


  1. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In a 6-qt. multifunction electric or stove-top pressure cooker, cook pork in hot oil about 4 minutes or until browned. (For electric cooker, use saute setting.) Add the next four ingredients (through thyme).

  2. Lock lid in place. Set electric cooker on high pressure to cook 2 minutes. For stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat. For both models, let stand 10 minutes to release pressure naturally. Carefully release any remaining pressure. Open lid carefully. Remove and discard herb sprigs.

  3. Transfer pork to a cutting board; cover. Return pressure cooker to heat and bring to a simmer; add apples. (For electric cooker, use saute setting.) Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes or until apples are tender.

  4. Slice pork into 12 slices and serve over spinach. Using a slotted spoon, spoon apples and shallots over pork. Top with black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

222 Calories
5g Fat
19g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 5.2mg 26%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Potassium 590mg 13%
Folate, total 33.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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