True Canadian Pork Tenderloin

By Andrea S – Winnipeg, MB
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True Canadian Pork Tenderloin
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 50
  • Servings: 2-6
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About this Recipe

This recipe combines the best things in the world--bacon, maple syrup, and brown sugar! Perfect for a dinner party, and easy enough for a university student to come up with, there's very little you could do to make this recipe go wrong--go on, impress your mother!

Serve with Parmesan risotto (see my profile for another easy recipe), potatoes (mashed or baked), or rice, and don't forget the veggies!

Ingredients

1 Pork tenderloin
2 tbsp Unsweetened applesauce
3 tbsp Brown sugar
2 tbsp Maple syrup
1/2 Pkg Maple Leaf © Bacon

Directions

1) Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F. Put a layer of aluminum wrap/ tin foil on a baking dish (one with sides, if possible).
2) Slice loin lengthwise so that it opens like a hotdog bun. Place the loin in the baking dish.
3) Spread a thin layer of applesauce on the open tenderloin. This will keep the pork moist in the oven and will not have a taste after cooking.
(Consider laying a piece of bacon lengthwise along the inside of the loin.)
4) Shut the loin. Lay a piece of bacon lengthwise along the top of the loin then wrap the loin in bacon. Alternatively, create a bacon weave and wrap the loin in the weave.
5) Create a thick layer of brown sugar on the top of the loin. When heated, it will melt down the sides. Pour a line of maple syrup on the loin—just enough to wet the brown sugar. If it pools, you’ve poured too much!
6) Bake at 450 degrees F for 30-40 minutes. Loin should have a glaze when done.
7) Slice thinly and serve on a bed of parmesan risotto or with potatoes.

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