Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Pineapple Pork

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 17, 2023
This air-fryer pork is an amazing dish to make on a weeknight, and it's special enough for company. The recipe starts with pork tenderloin, which is quick to cook and economical compared to many meats, and it tastes delicious. —Leigh Rys, Herndon, Virginia
Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Pineapple Pork Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each), halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Sliced green onions, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 8 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until thickened, 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 350°. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Place pork on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until pork begins to brown around edges, 7-8 minutes. Turn; pour 1/4 cup sauce over pork. Cook until a thermometer inserted into pork reads at least 145°, 10-12 minutes longer. Let pork stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining sauce. If desired, top with sliced green onions.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked pork with 1/2 cup sauce: 489 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 985mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (68g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.