Brown Sugar and Honey Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Try this Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin for an easy-to-make dinner to impress!

On Christmas Eve, Daryl’s family gets together for dinner and gifts. For dinner, it’s turkey and ham with all the traditional sides.  On the day after Christmas, we visit my family and have dinner there, which is also ham. That leaves me to figure out something other than ham or turkey to have for our Christmas dinner.

This is the second year in a row I’ve had to stray from my traditional turkey dinner and come up with something extra delicious for the special occasion.  Last year I made a beef tenderloin.  It was so good and while one large tenderloin gave us two full dinners, our finances are a bit different this year.

I opted to make a more wallet-friendly Brown Sugar and Honey Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin!  Let me tell you, it did not disappoint!

I wanted to do something with the pork tenderloin that I hadn’t done before. I knew I wanted to wrap the pork tenderloin in bacon (because everything is better with bacon, right?!). I browsed Pinterest first to see what else other people were adding to that.   I saw a few recipes calling for brown sugar, and a few others using honey along with the bacon, but I decided that I was going to use both.  I thought it might turn out too sweet,  but honestly, I could have added even more!

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacan

Pork After Roasting and Broiling

Pork Done

Brown Sugar and Honey Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Final Plating

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My pork tenderloin ended up being two really big pieces so my bacon wasn’t fully wrapping at the bottom. I chose not to use toothpicks to pin the bacon and I did not brown it in a pan before putting it in the oven, like many similar recipes do.  I laid the tenderloins on a broiler pan and tucked the ends of each slice of bacon underneath.

Once the pork tenderloin was fully cooks, I turned the broiler on for about 5 minutes to crisp up he bacon.  This turned out to be easier than attempting to brown the bacon-wrapped tenderloin in a pan before putting it in the oven.  If you don’t mind a little soft bacon on the bottom of your pork, this is definitely the way to go!

If your pork is smaller than mine and you want the bottom bacon to be crispy, I would recommend pinning the bacon and browning just the bottom in a pan before putting it in the oven. Then, finish the top and sides in the oven under the broiler like I did.

I always want to hear what you guys think!  If you’ve made this Brown Sugar and Honey Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, leave a comment or send me a message anytime!  Enjoy!

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Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin sweetened with brown sugar and honey!
Servings
6 people
Servings
6 people
Brown Sugar and Honey Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Feature and Pin Photo
Brown Sugar and Honey Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
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Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin sweetened with brown sugar and honey!
Servings
6 people
Servings
6 people
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Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Trim the fat from the pork tenderloin.
  2. Brush on two Tablespoons of the honey and sprinkle on the brown sugar. Wrap the bacon around the tenderloin, using toothpicks to pin into place, if necessary.
  3. If you want the bottom portion of bacon browned, heat a large frying pan over medium heat and brown just the bottom of the pork tenderloin to get the bacon on the bottom a little crispy.
  4. Transfer to a roasting pan. Brush on the remaining 2 Tablespoons of honey and sprinkle with more brown sugar if desired.
  5. Roast for approximately 1 and 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. At this point you can turn on your broiler for about 5 minutes until the bacon is browned and crisp, keeping a close eye on it the entire time to prevent burning. Let rest for 10 minutes before carving. Serve.
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39 thoughts on “Brown Sugar and Honey Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

  1. This looks so good! Do you think you could do this on a smoker? I’m thinking the smokey flavor with the bacon would be unbelievable!

    1. I bet it would be amazing! However, I’m the wrong person to ask about a smoker lol…I have yet to use one. Usually I leave the grilling up to my boyfriend, but he’s no pro yet either 🙂

  2. Oh, I think I have the exact correct wine to pair with this recipe… actually I have several candidates. Thanks for posting!

  3. I saw pork tenderloin at the store for a good price yesterday and was just looking for something to do with it. My husband would love this! Thanks!

  4. I have used this recipe several times and it’s always a hit with anyone I had to dinner, I use thick slab bacon and additional honey and brown sugar. Absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you so much, Justine! I think the title makes the recipe seem like it would be really sweet, but I agree….you can definitely get away with adding even more honey and brown sugar! I’m so glad you and your guests enjoy it!

    1. I use this pan all the time! It actually came with my oven when I bought it! Comes in handy esp for meats with a lot of juice 🙂

  5. I made this for Christmas dinner for the first time and I was nervous. I bought a very large pork loin cut it in half and put the two halves next to each other. I put Bown sugar and honey on, then bacon as you said, but on one of them I put garlic herb mix I have. Oh my goodness, they were a hit, both sides. My daughter , who is picky, REALLY liked it… This was a Hit! Thank you

    1. I’m SO glad you all loved it! Thank you so much for stopping by to let me know – I saw a lot of people coming to this recipe right before Christmas and was so nervous – haha!

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