Bacon Wrapped Pork with Dijon Mustard and Baked Apple Slices


This dish is a bacon lover’s dream.


  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8-10 slices bacon thin sliced
  • 1/2 medium apple peeled, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme
  • 1/2 medium apple, sliced into wedges with peel on


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Pat pork dry with a paper towel and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Place bacon slices next to each other on a baking sheet or an oven safe skillet, slightly overlapping each other so they are as wide as the length of the pork loin.
  4. Lay the pork on top of the bacon, but don't wrap the bacon around it yet.
  5. Place apple, garlic, mustard, balsamic vinegar, red pepper, brown sugar, and thyme in the food processor and process until they form a thick paste.
  6. Coat the top and sides of the pork loin with the apple mixture.
  7. Carefully wrap the pork loin with the bacon slices, but not too tightly.
  8. The bacon will shrink as it cooks. Use toothpicks to secure, if needed. Add apple wedges around pork loin.
  9. Roast for 20 minutes, until the internal temperature reached 145 degrees F.
  10. Broil for 3-4 minutes until the bacon gets crisp.
  11. Rest for 5 minutes, then cut into slices to serve. You can spoon some of the bacon/pork juice over the slices before serving.