Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Apple Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin #FallFlavors

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This pork tenderloin marinated in Apple Cider Tea and then grilled to a perfect medium rare is sure to become one of your favorite fall recipes.

Apple Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin

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Tuesday Fall Recipes

Apple Cider Tea

I used a sponsor gift from The Republic of Tea for the creation of this recipe.  This tea made the perfect brine for the pork.

pork Tenderloin

This recipe does need to be started the day before so that the pork can brine overnight.  When you are ready to serve, however, the pork only takes minutes on the grill to reach a perfect 145*-160*.  

Apple Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin

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I served this pork tenderloin along with Pickled Cabbage and Roasted Sunchokes, Potatoes and Mushrooms.  Those recipes are coming up this week as well while we are celebrating the Flavors of Fall.  For dessert, I served up a Caramel Apple Ice Cream Pie that I shared with you yesterday.

Pork, Pork Tenderloin, Roast, Grill, Brined, Fall Flavors, Apple,
Entrees, Pork
Yield: 8 Servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Apple Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin

Apple Tea Brined Pork Tenderloin

This pork tenderloin marinated in Apple Cider Tea and then grilled to a perfect medium rare is sure to become one of your favorite fall recipes.
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 15 Mininactive time: 8 HourTotal time: 8 H & 35 M


  • 2 pork tenderloin, silverskin removed
  • 1 qt. water
  • 8 cups ice
  • 1 c. kosher salt
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 lg. carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6  Hot Apple Cider Tea Bags ( I used The Republic of Tea brand)


  1. Bring the water to a boil.  Add the salt, sugar, carrot, celery, onions and garlic.  Let cook for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Add tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes longer.  Remove tea bags and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. Pour mixture into a large container and add the ice.  Submerge the tenderloin in this mixture.  I divided the mixture between 2 freezer bags and place a tenderloin in each.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove the tenderloins from the brine and pat dry.  Heat a grill to med high and cook the tenderloin for about 15 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time until an internal temperature of 145-160* is reached. 
  4. Allow tenderloins to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.



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