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Pork tenderloin with apples, cinnamon & brown sugar

November 17, 2014

Sunday and crock pots just seem to go together for me. 🙂 I love waking up (late…) and just being able to pop dinner in the crock pot, turn a switch and voila, dinner is done! This tenderloin was a first for me, and I have to say it was one of the best pieces of pork I have ever had. The flavor of the apples, brown sugar and cinnamon is a perfect combination, it wasn’t too strong and it was nice and tender. Plus an added bonus was the house smelled delicious, just like a Sunday fall day should. 🙂


Pork tenderloin with apples, cinnamon & brown sugar
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 8
4sp or 4pp per serving
  • 1 2.5-3lb pork tenderloin
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  • 1.5T brown sugar
  • 1 apple cut into thin slices (any apple is fine, choose your favorite. I used a Macintosh)
  • 1t cinnamon
  1. Slice the tenderloin all the way down, about ¾ inch apart.
  2. Rub the brown sugar evenly over the tenderloin. Fill the cuts with 2 slices of apple, if you use a large apple then one slice may be good. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Place the broth on bottom of crock pot and put pork in to cook on low for 3.5-4 hours, until nice and tender. 4sp or 4pp per 4oz serving
  4. Nutritional info (not including apple) per 4oz serving.. Calories 184... Fat 6.9g... Saturated fat 2.4g... Carbs 2.8g... Fiber 0.2g... Sugars 2.5g... Protein 26.2g



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    Reply Janet January 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Could you make this in an Instant Pot?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 11, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      I think so, but not sure on cooking times as I have never used an instant pot sorry

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    Reply Janice October 21, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    No browning loin or searing.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 23, 2017 at 7:22 am

      I did not no, but you can.. your call

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    Reply Chris November 3, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Kate,
    I plan to try this yummy looking dish in the next few days. One question, though.
    Did you mean to say a 2.5 to 3 lb. Pork LOIN, instead of TENDER loin? Pork tenderloins are typically small, maybe 1.5 lbs. at most. The pic also looks more like a Pork Loin to me. Just want to know so I get get the right stuff in the house.

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      Reply Drizzle November 5, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      Hi Chris, sorry for the late reply, no I bought a pork tenderloin for this recipe.. I’m not sure where you live, maybe if your in the U.S (I am in Canada) meats are cut differently, our tenderloins can get quite big

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    Reply Megan April 26, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    This looks delish! I’m going to make this week. Wondering if you have any recommendations on sides?

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      Reply Drizzle April 28, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      Hi Megan, I hope you enjoy it, I’d probably pair it with some kind of potatoes (I have a recipe under side dishes for awesome parmesan garlic roasted potatoes) and then maybe a salad

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    Reply Devon November 3, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    Looks delish! I’m wondering if there’s a sauce that you might recommend to go with it. I know people in my family prefer their meat with sauce so I’m trying to figure out what to pair with it. Thoughts?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle November 6, 2019 at 1:09 pm

      Hi Devon, I’d probably go with maybe a maple BBQ sauce if you can find one or check Pinterest for a recipe maybe

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