Cinnamon Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Cinnamon Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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The marinade for this grilled pork tenderloin is laden with lots of wonderful flavors, like cinnamon, honey and garlic. It turns out perfectly every time and always impresses. —Cathleen Bushman, Geneva, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each)

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 76 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, trace fiber), 12g protein


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients. Add the pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 4-6 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill pork, covered, over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°, turning occasionally. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Cinnamon Pork Tenderloin in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p65

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2014

"We made this, along with another tenderloin that my husband put a rub on. Both tasted wonderful, but we don't like how the marinade makes the outside of it rubbery. We're pretty sure it's because of the marinade. When we buy those ones pre-marinated and packaged, they're the same way. But I'm not going to delete it out of my recipe box."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"This is my favorite recipe for pork tenderloins!"

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"This pork tenderloin had so much flavor! It was even better the next day."

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"This was popular with everyone in my house but me. I guess I found the cinnamon flavor a little too unusual. It came out nice and juicy from my broiler, but I don't think I'd make it again."

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"Very yummy. My husband loves cinnamon and he definitely loved this too!"

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