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apple butter bourbon marinated pork tenderloin

Apple Butter Bourbon Marinated Pork Tenderloin

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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Fall is in the air yet it is still very much grilling season. This apple butter bourbon marinade is the perfect savory recipe to use on any favorite meat or veggie for a great dinner that can be made on the grill.  Perfect for football tailgates, dinner parties, or when you just need a break from the kitchen!



Apple Butter Bourbon Marinade:

  • 1/3 cup apple butter
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Pork Tenderloin

  • One 1 lb pork tenderloin

Fall Veggies for the side:

  • 1 lb brussel sprouts, halved
  • 1 medium/large sweet potato, diced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine the marinade ingredients, until sugar is fully dissolved.
  2. Pour the marinade over the pork tenderloin in a ziploc bag.  Soak in the fridge overnight (or for a few hours if short on time).
  3. When you are ready to cook, grill the pork until it reaches an internal temperature of 165F. Do not discard the leftover marinade.
  4.  In a greased baking dish, chop and combine all of your veggies, and then spray with cooking spray.  Season with salt and pepper to taste (add some red pepper flakes for a kick!).  Then pour the remaining marinade over the veggies, and stir to coat evenly.
  5. Bake at 350F uncovered for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven, stir again, and cover the baking dish and cook for an additional 15 minutes.  Most of the marinade should be absorbed and the sweet potatoes should be soft enough to stick a fork through, then you know you are done.
  6. Slice the meat and serve with the veggies.


For juiciest results, let the pork tenderloin rest for a few minutes after removing from the grill and before slicing.

You can always add more salt and pepper to the veggies once they are done if you weren’t sure how much to add at first!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Marinade
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 3-4 slices