Mr. Food: Roast Pork with Watermelon Compote

February 13, 2011 8:31:32 AM PST
Makes 6 Servings


3 cups watermelon chunks
6 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
3 cups apple juice
1 cup water
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 pork tenderloins (about 2-1/2 pounds total)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


1.In a soup pot, combine watermelon, apples, apple juice, water, honey, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 50 to 60 minutes, or until liquid has evaporated and sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally.

2.Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat a 9" x 13" baking dish with cooking spray. Place pork in baking dish.

3.In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well then rub evenly over entire pork tenderloins.

4.Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or to desired doneness. Slice and serve with the watermelon compote.

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