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Honey Apple Spiced Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Written by Kristi Drinovz
  • 6 hours
  • 8

Honey, apple, spiced AND smokey pork tenderloin?! This recipe has it all!

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  • 2 1lbs pork tenderloins
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar replacement
  • 1 tsp dehydrated onion powder
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp pork or rib rub
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, minced
  • A pinch of cayenne
  • 3 tbsp honey, warmed in the microwave for 15sec


  1. In a large bowl whisk together the marinade ingredients.
  2. Prep the tenderloins by cutting off any visible silver skin.
  3. Place the cleaned tenderloins into the marinade, cover, and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  4. After marinating for 3+ hours, and approx 3 hours before dinner, remove the tenderloins from the fridge and place them on the counter.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat a pellet grill or smoker to 225°F.
  6. 2 1/2 hours before dinner drain the tenderloins of the marinade and place them in the center of the grill.
  7. Allow the tenderloins to smoke for approx 2-2 1/2 hours till an internal temp of 145°F is reached.
  8. Remove the tenderloins from the grill and allow them to rest 5min before slicing.

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