Apricot and Orange Pork Skewers with Garlic and Rosemary


Paired with an IPA

Apricot and Orange Pork Skewers with Garlic and Rosemary is a grilled recipe that’s perfect for summer! Pork tenderloin is cut into cubes and marinated in a dressing made of apricot jam, orange juice, garlic, rosemary and some other essential ingredients. Skewered on a skewer with whole garlic cloves, these pork skewers are grilled to perfection and then gobbled up in seconds!
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How is everyone’s week going?! This week is flying by around here, and it’s strange because not a whole lot has happened. It’s been a pretty uneventful week. I’m not complaining though, the faster the week goes by the closer we are to getting rid of this dreary, disgusting, rainy weather we’ve been having here in Colorado.

To say I’ve been hibernating would be an understatement. I’ve literally been curled up in a blanket for 3 days straight. I love that I’m sharing these pork skewers with you today, but it does make me slightly sad that I can’t be grilling today!

Oh well. I’m going to share these bad boys with you anyway! I have a confession to make. I am seriously obsessed with garlic. I mean, this should really come as no surprise as most of my recipes do involve garlic to some extent. It adds so much flavor to the simplest of dishes. I love it best when it’s tossed with some fresh pasta and extra virgin olive oil, but skewered in between pieces of pork tenderloin is a close second.

In this recipe, I’m paying tribute to garlic … and pork tenderloin … and apricot. I cook with a lot of jams in the summertime. I use them in all kinds of marinades. Blackberry and strawberry jam are two of my favorites to marinate in, but when it comes to pork, apricot is my “jam.” ;)

These skewers are heavily flavored with apricot, but the addition of garlic, orange, soy sauce and rosemary brings everything together. These pork skewers will definitely liven things up a bit at your next picnic. Recipe is below! Pair these pork skewers with an IPA and have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! xo

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Apricot and Orange Pork Skewers with Garlic and Rosemary

Yields 6 skewers

Inactive Time: 1 hour or up to overnight

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

1 hr, 25 Total Time

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  • 1 cup apricot preserves or jam
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons honey dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 6 finely minced garlic cloves
  • 4 rosemary sprigs, plus extra for garnish
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 16 cloves of garlic


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the preserves, olive oil, honey, mustard, soy sauce, orange juice, minced garlic, rosemary and a dash of salt and black pepper. Add the pork tenderloin pieces and toss to combine. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for at least one hour or up to overnight.
  2. Once the pork has marinated, remove from the fridge. Discard the rosemary and drain the pork. Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Using metal or wooden skewers (that have been soaked in water for 30 minutes), alternate skewering the pork and whole garlic cloves. Grew the skewers for about 15 minutes, turning them every 2 minutes or so until cooked through and brown. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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  • Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    These skewers look INSANELY loaded with flavor, Justine! Lovin’ the double whammy of both apricot and orange flavors! These need to go on my menu for the upcoming holiday weekend. ;)

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice

    I am totally obsessed with garlic, too! It’s my favorite thing to use when i’m cooking! These skewers look amazing, Justine! So perfect for memorial day weekend. Pinned!

  • Liz @ FloatingKitchen

    Holy smokes do these look great! I just love fruity jams on my pork. And grilling = well I’m obsessed as you know! Yeah!

  • Love skewers, especially for this time of the year. Definitely trying these, they look amazing and flavors are unique! Pinning!

  • Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Garlic and rosemary are two of my absolute favourite things to cook with – these skewers look fantastic!

  • Your photos are beyond stunning and love the sweet/savory play here :)

  • grandbabycakes

    My my my this looks absolutely sensational!

  • These skewers look perfect! Bring on all the garlic because I’m totally obsessed too! Love how loaded with flavor these are!

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    Apricot is one of my favorite fruits, so this marinade sounds insanely good! The combination of flavors sounds incredible!

  • Jim D

    These skewers look absolutely incredible! I’m sure the weather in your area is bound to get better soon, so hang in there.

  • I still can’t get my eyes off the photos of these pork skewers. They look so delicious and the marinade sounds absolutely scrumptious. Hoping your weather has started to take a turn for the better. We are getting loads of rain in Boston so it looks like I will be hunkering down for the next couple of days.

  • Lady Bren

    Made this for dinner last night and they were fabulous! I didn’t have the rosemary and substituted Herbs de Provence which worked quite well.

    • I am SOO happy you enjoyed the recipe! Subbing in herbs de provence is such a great idea! Thanks for trying it out!