Sage rubbed pork tenderloin with maple glazed sweet potatoes

Sage rubbed pork tenderloin
Sage rubbed pork tenderloin is served with a delicious side dish of maple glazed sweet potatoes and apples. A perfect Sunday dinner dish.
I have to say that I think sage is my favorite herb. Of course, in the summer, I say that basil is my favorite, so apparently  I change my mind with the seasons.  In addition to it’s earthy flavor, sage is so versatile. It can be roasted, fried, sautéed and goes with both savory and sweet. It’s aroma just oozes fall, but since we will be eating a rafter of birds in the coming weeks, the next best meat pairing for sage is pork.
Sage rubbed pork tenderloin with maple glazed sweet potatoes

The perfect side dish to go with this pork tenderloin is maple glazed sweet potatoes with apples. The sweetness of the dish cuts through the richness of the meat.  The sweet potatoes are roasted in the oven, while the apples are sautéed in maple butter sauce and fresh sage. Then the butter sauce is drizzled over the entire finished dish.


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Sage rubbed pork tenderloin with maple glazed sweet potatoes
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon dried sage
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 medium honeycrisp or gala apples, peeled, cored, and cut into wedges
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  1. Mix together in a small bowl the sage, sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  2. Drizzle the pork with olive oil and massage the mixture onto the pork.
  3. If you'd like to grill your Pork Tenderloin:
  4. Preheat your grill for 15 minutes until very hot, about 500 degrees F.
  5. Grill the pork on high for 3 minutes and turn until all sides are browned. Lower the heat (or move the pork to a cooler side of the grill) and cook for about 10-15 minutes longer or until the inner temperature is 145-150 degrees F. Remove and let the tenderloin rest under foil for 10 minutes.
  6. In a small skillet, melt the unsalted butter. Add the chopped sage and sauté until the butter starts to turn brown. Add the maple syrup and serve immediately over the sliced pork.
  7. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
  8. In a mixing bowl, add the potatoes and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix until coated.
  9. Spread onto a sheet pan and roast for 10 minutes.
  10. Turn the potatoes and continue roasting for another 5 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, over medium heat melt the unsalted butter and add the apples. Sauté until brown on 1 side, turn and brown on the other side.
  12. Add the chopped sage and maple syrup, transfer to a mixing bowl.
  13. Remove the potatoes from the oven and add to the apples, stir until the potatoes are covered with the maple butter.


Sage rubbed pork tenderloin with maple glazed sweet potatoes



  1. says

    Sounds delicious Janette, I love grilling the tenderloin in the summer, will give your rub a try. Of course I do love the maple glazed sweet potatoes also, it’s my family’s favorite.

  2. says

    To be Yummly certified in 8 weeks is quite an achievement. Congrats on the early success and continued brilliant work. It is recipes like this that make you very unique and talented. This looks like a very hearty meal that the whole family can enjoy.

  3. says

    This would be a great dish for company. And, I’m totally drawn to those sweet potatoes. They look awesome. I went to buy one of those yellow sweet potatoes last week, but my store didn’t have them. I’ll have to keep an eye out because yours looks so pretty with both kinds!

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