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Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin (Grill and Sheet Pan)

This delicious pork tenderloin is topped with a sweet and flavorful apple butter BBQ sauce and then grilled to perfection.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Butter, Pork Tenderloin
Servings: 4


Apple Butter BBQ

  • 1/2 cup Red Jacket apple butter
  • 2 1/2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs molasses
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp harissa adjust according to heat preference

3-4 lb Pork tenderloin

  • 1 Tbs Kosher Salt


  • Mix together BBQ sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Remove pork tenderloin from packaging and sprinkle salt generously over the entire tenderloin
  • Let sit for 5-10 minutes to allow to come to room temperature.

Grill Instructions

  • Heat grill to 350 degrees.
  • Grill for 15 minutes
  • Flip, and continue grilling until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F (approximately 5-10 more minutes, depending on thickness of tenderloin)
  • Brush BBQ sauce over the pork, and cook for a few more minutes until temperature reaches 150 degrees F.
  • Remove from grill, add additional BBQ sauce, and cover with foil.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes
  • Slice and serve!

Sheet Pan Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a hot skillet with 1 Tbs olive oil, sear pork loin on all sides. 
  • Place on sheet pan, and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes per pound, or until interior reaches 145 degrees (about 1 hour)
  • Brush tenderloin with sauce, and turn oven to broil on high heat. 
  • Broil 3-5 minutes until sauce is hot and starting to caramelize. 
  • Rest five minutes, then serve