Bourbon Walnut Glazed Pork Tenderloin

  • Author: Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 27
  • Total Time: 33


Fall flavors abound in this easy, simple pork tenderloin roasted with delicious spices and a bourbon walnut glaze.


  • 1 to 1.5 lbs pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp white or black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Pat the pork tenderloin dry with paper towel.
  3. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, garlic powder, cayenne, cumin, pepper and salt. Gently rub onto pork tenderloin.
  4. In a large skillet, add olive oil and heat on medium-high for two minutes.
  5. Add pork loin, allowing to sear for 3-4 minutes before rotating. This should take about 12 minutes, sear each side.
  6. Transfer pork loin to roasting dish and place uncovered in oven for 15 minutes to finish cooking.
  7. While it’s in the oven, make the glaze. Leave pork juices in skillet, but turn to low-medium heat. Add chicken broth carefully, then stir, scraping up any bits left in the pan. Allow to simmer for one minute.
  8. Next, add the bourbon and 1 tsp brown sugar. Turn heat to medium-high, and allow to reduce for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add walnuts.
  9. Serve cooked pork with bourbon glaze poured over the top.


  • A larger pork loin (over 1 lbs) may need a few extra minutes of roasting in the oven.


  • Serving Size: 2