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Apple-Pecan Pork Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 25 min. + standing


4 servings

Updated: May. 24, 2022
This recipe was born when I needed to use up some apple cider. The dish was so good and is now a go-to for company. I like to crush the nuts with a rolling pin but chopping works fine, too —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Apple-Pecan Pork Tenderloin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a bowl or shallow dish, add the pork, apple cider and 1 teaspoon salt. Turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°. Spread pecans on a plate. Drain pork, discarding marinade. In a small bowl, mix honey and mustard; rub over pork. Roll pork in pecans, patting to help nuts adhere.
  3. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Season with salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked pork: 285 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 817 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate (19 g sugars, 1 g fiber), 24 g protein.

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