Pork with Squash and Apples

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  • 1 tsp grounded nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tsp minced garlic (about 2 large cloves)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1 ½ pound pork tenderloin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 cooking apples
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into pieces

  1. Preheat the oven to 425° degrees.
  2. Trim the fat from the pork.
  3. Mince the garlic and put aside.
  4. Mix the nutmeg, 1 tsp of the garlic and the sage in a bowl. Rub it over the pork and season with a pinch of salt and pepper and set aside.
  5. Toss the squash, apples, onion, the remaining ½ tsp garlic, the honey mustard, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl.
  6. Spread the mixture out on a long sheet of foil. Add the rosemary and 3 tbsp butter, then bring the ends of the foil together and crimp to seal into a packet.
  7. Place the packet on a baking sheet and roast on the upper rack in the oven until tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Poke holes in the packet to release steam.
  8. Meanwhile, heat a large pan over medium-high heat.
  9. Add the remaining 2 tbsp butter, and then brown the pork on all sides, about 8 minutes.
  10. Add 2 tbsp water and scrape up any browned bits from the pan, then transfer the pork and sauce to an oven-safe pan.
  11. Place the pan on the lower oven rack and roast until a thermometer registers 150°, about 15 minutes. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  12. Return the cooking pan to medium heat. Add ½ cup water, scrape up any browned bits and simmer about 2 minutes. Slice the pork and drizzle with the pan juices. Serve with the squash and apples.