Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin - Carolina Country

Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

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Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Full of seasonal flavors, this Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin is an easy, yet elegant, entrée.


  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1½ pounds)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup brown sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ cup pecan pieces
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a large baking dish. Season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, stir ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and minced garlic. Spread mixture over pork. Press pecan pieces into brown sugar mixture on pork. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes.

  3. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine remaining brown sugar, remaining soy sauce, pineapple juice, and Dijon mustard. Bring the mixture to boil; reduce to simmer 3–5 minutes then remove from heat.

  4. Slice pork, spoon sauce over top, and serve.

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