Orange pork tenderloin recipe from 1989

Orange pork tenderloin (1989)

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This delicious orange pork tenderloin dinner is easy to make, and gets a wonderful brightness from citrus and a touch of cayenne.

Orange pork tenderloin

Orange pork tenderloin (1989)

Orange pork tenderloin (1989)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 whole pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 3/4-1 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoons flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon aromatic bitters


  1. Mix butter, thyme, and cayenne together.
  2. Spread evenly over tenderloin.
  3. Place tenderloin in a shallow roasting pan and pour 3/4 cups of orange juice over the meat.
  4. Roast in a 375 (F) oven to 25-30 minutes.
  5. Bast occasionally.
  6. Remove tenderloin to serving platter to keep warm.
  7. Measure basting liquid into a small saucepan, adding additional orange juice if necessary, to make 3/4 cups quickly whisk in flour, sugar, and bitters.
  8. Cook and stir until the mixture thickens.
  9. Cut tenderloins into 1-inch slices and serve with sauce.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 6g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

Here’s a fact that nutritionists have known for years: Good nutrition and pork go hand-in-hand. Because the other white meat is surprisingly low in calories and cholesterol. Loaded with protein. And best of all, it tastes great.

Orange pork tenderloin retro recipe(1989)

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