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Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin

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Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin is a simple recipe that is both sweet and savory. Pork Tenderloins are so easy to make and are perfect for a simple weeknight dinner or flavorful enough for a fancy feast. This pork tenderloin recipe is easy to make, takes just a few ingredients and about 30 minutes to cook, I know the whole fam is going to love it.

Pork tenderloin topped with a maple glaze

Delicious Pork Tenderloin

The beauty of cooking pork tenderloin is how tender and juicy it is. Pork tenderloin is a lean cut which makes it less fatty and a bit healthier. When cooked right, pork tenderloin has a melt-in-your-mouth texture that will have everyone coming back for more.

To ensure your pork tenderloin comes out perfect every time, look for a high quality cut, one that is pinkish with very minimal fat. Pork tenderloins usually come in a package with two tenderloins, you can cook both up at the same time, or freeze one for later.

two pork tenderloins topped with a dark glaze

Ingredients for Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Here’s all you need to make Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin:

  • pork tenderloins (1-1.5 pounds)
  • avocado oil, or preferred cooking oil
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • pure maple syrup
  • soy sauce
  • balsamic vinegar
  • butter

⭐️ Full ingredient measurements and recipe instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

two pork tenderloins in a cast iron pan with maple glaze

How to Cook Pork Tenderloin on the Stove

To cook this simple maple glazed pork tenderloin recipe right on the stove, you will need a good pan, like a cast iron or enameled cast iron pan. If you have another skillet you prefer, that will work well also, just be aware of the temperature as you are cooking.

To prepare the pork tenderloin, start by patting the tenderloin dry with paper towels. If your pork tenderloin still has silverskin connected, remove that with a sharp knife.

Pork tenderloin silverskin looks like striped tape on the side of the tenderloin. To remove it, pinch the top of it and use a sharp knife to slice just under the silverskin. Slice moving towards the larger end trying to only remove the silverskin and leaving the meat.

two pork tenderloins uncooked, on a wooden cutting board

After the pork tenderloin is dried and prepped, season on all sides with the sea salt, black pepper, paprika and garlic powder. For easy spice distribution, combine the spices first in a small bowl and sprinkle over the tenderloin.

Next, pour the avocado oil into your pan and heat over medium high heat.

two pork tenderloins browned in a cast iron pan

Cook the pork tenderloin right in the pan for 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness. Turn the tenderloin every 3-4 minutes to cook and brown on each side. At this point you will cook the tenderloin until it reaches an internal temperature of 135º F, then add the glaze.

To accurately cook the pork tenderloin to the perfect temperature, use an instant read thermometer to verify the temperature.

two pork tenderloins in a cast iron pan with a dark maple glaze

The Maple Glaze

The maple glaze is really the star of this dish. It adds so much flavor and a beautiful, glossy finish to the pork tenderloin.

In the last few minutes of cooking add in the ingredients for the maple glaze and stir to combine. While cooking spoon the glaze over the pork tenderloin so it coats the outside.

Continue cooking, turning and pouring the glaze over the tenderloins as it cooks. Cook the pork tenderloin until it reaches an internal temperature of 145º F and the glaze has reduced and thickened.

Remove the pork from the pan and rest for 5 minutes before serving. Pour any remaining glaze from the pan over the tenderloins before serving.

sliced pork tenderloin with a maple glaze drizzled over the top

What to Serve with Pork Tenderloin

To complete this simple meal, pair your Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin with easy side dishes. Roasted vegetables, Brussels sprouts, asparagus or broccoli are perfect accompaniments, bringing out the dish’s sweet and savory notes. Additionally, a refreshing salad with tangy vinaigrette can help balance the richness of the pork.

How to Store Leftover Pork Tenderloin

If you happen to have any of this pork tenderloin leftover, store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

This can also be frozen in an air tight bag or container for up to 3 months.

two pork tenderloins on a wooden cutting board, one sliced and drizzled with a maple glaze

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sliced, glazed pork tenderloin on a wooden cutting board
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Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin

This sweet and savory pork tenderloin recipe is perfect for a simple weeknight dinner or a fancy feast. Featuring tender pork and the sweetness of maple syrup.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 105kcal


  • 2, 1-1.5 pounds pork tenderloins silverskin removed
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Maple Glaze

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Pat tenderloins dry with a paper towel.
  • In a small bowl combine the sea salt, black pepper, paprika and garlic powder. Season tenderloins on all sides with spice mixture.
  • Heat a cast iron pan over medium heat with the avocado oil
  • Place the tenderloins into the pan and cook for about 12-15 minutes, turning and browning on each side (3-4 minutes per side)
  • Cook the tenderloins until they reach an internal temperature of 135º F
  • Add the maple glaze ingredients to the pan and stir to combine. Spoon the glaze over the pork tenderloins.
  • Continue to spoon the glaze and turn the pork tenderloins to coat on all sides until the tenderloins reach an internal temperature of 145º F and the glaze has thickened. (about another 5-7 minutes)
  • Remove from the pan and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with remaining glaze from the pan.


  • Nutrition facts are just an estimate
  • Cook to suggested temperatures for tender and juicy pork


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 741mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Pork
Cuisine: 30 Minute Meal, Dinner, Pork Recipes
Keyword: Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin
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