Pumpkin Spiced Pork Tenderloin Recipe (made for fall)

Pumpkin Spice Pork

It’s fall, ya’ll. And “with fall comes all things pumpkin spice.” Most things pumpkin spiced use a pumpkin pie spice, which is essentially a blend of some staple spices most folks have on hand already.

We have previously shared recipes using pumpkin pie spice, some of which are:

While this is just a sampling of the recipes on our blog incorporating pumpkin pie spice, it was brought to my attention that most of these are sweet treats and limited to desserts. Why not use this spice in a savory recipe?

Challenge accepted!

Pork tenderloin has always been a fall favorite of mine, especially when paired with apples and onions. Something about this trifecta screams autumn to me, and pumpkin spiced pork tenderloin seemed like the perfect vehicle to try it.

Pork tenderloin and other loin cuts are excellent sources of nutrients, including:

  • Protein
  • Thiamine
  • Vitamin B6
  • Phosphorus
  • Niacin
  • Potassium
  • Riboflavin
  • Zinc

The leanest cuts of pork are actually lower in calories than chicken with 3 ounces of pork tenderloin containing about 120 calories, while 3 ounces of chicken breasts contain 139 calories. Not necessarily a huge difference, but a difference nonetheless.

Not sure if the old adage is true that an apple a day will in fact keep the doctor away, but being one of the most popular fruits, apples are chockful of nutrition. They provide both soluble and insoluble fiber, such as pectin, hemicellulose, and cellulose.

Apples also help to manage your blood sugar levels, promote good digestion, and support gut and heart health. While I enjoy red delicious apples or even a honey crisp, in this particular recipe, I am partial to granny smith apples. And good thing, as these are among the healthiest options when it comes to apples. Win-win.

I have never been a fan of raw onions; however, cooked onions are a game changer for any recipe. Onions contain only 45 calories per serving and are full of nutrition. This includes fiber and folic acid, a B vitamin that helps the body make healthy new cells.

This pumpkin spiced pork tenderloin I created blends some sweet and savory ingredients to bring flavor town to your tastebuds. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Pork

Pumpkin Spiced Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Looking for a real burst of fall? This pumpkin pie spice pork tenderloin does not disappoint!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork, pork tenderloin, pumpkin, pumpkin spice


Tenderloin Ingredients

  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 lbs boneless pork loin end roast
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 cup swerve brown sugar substitute

Apple and Onion Compote Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 1 onion sliced thin
  • 2 apples sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp pumpkin pie spice to taste


Tenderloin Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together the pumpkin pie spice, mustard, onion, and garlic powders.
  • Rub on all sides of the pork loin. Let rest for up to 2 hours at room temperature.
  • Sear tenderloin on all sides until golden brown, about three minutes each side. Set aside.
  • Combine Swerve brown sugar and coconut oil and rub onto the pork.
  • Bake in oven until the pork is cooked through, about 35 minutes for medium.
  • Bake in oven until the pork is cooked through, about 35 minutes for medium.

Apple and Onion Compote Directions

  • Melt butter in a saucepan on the stove.
  • Cook onions in butter until slightly translucent.
  • Add apples and continue to cook mixture down.
  • Add honey, apple cider vinegar, red pepper flakes, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Continue cooking over medium heat for approximately 10 – 15 minutes.
  • Serve atop sliced tenderloin.
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