This is one of my favorite glazes for pork and ham. I like it best on pork tenderloin. It also works with ham. This recipe is enough glaze for a 1 to 2 pound tenderloin. You will need to adjust amount should you want to use on a larger ham. If you want a thinner sauce add 1 tablespoon of apple juice or stock.
Apricot Mustard Glazed Pork Tenderloin
2 tablespoons apricot jam or preserves
1 tablespoon mustard (I prefer a stone ground or sweet/hot mustard - not basic yellow)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Pork Tenderloin - 1 to 2 lbs.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine ingredients and microwave for 10-15 seconds. Stir and brush 1/2 glaze on seasoned (salt & pepper) meat. Cook tenderloin for 15-20 minutes. Increase temperature to 425, remove tenderloin and brush tenderloin with reserved glaze. Return to oven and finish cooking for 10-15 minutes depending on size of tenderloin. Make sure to check pork with thermometer to determine if fully cooked. Rest at least 5 minutes before serving to allow juices to redistribute.
This tastes wonderful with the fruit studded couscous. The flavors are a perfect combination. Served with a nice salad it is a great meal for company that takes less than hour to prepare.