Walnut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Walnut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

This Walnut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin recipe is sure to impress your Sunday dinner guests.

Author: 3rd Annual Plugrá Magnifique Recipe Contest
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


  • 2 pork tenderloins, 1-2 lbs. each
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Butter unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Season pork tenderloins with salt and pepper.
  3. In a food processor, combine walnuts, flour and brown sugar and pulse until it becomes a consistent crumb mixture, not a paste.
  4. Spread walnut mixture onto a large platter and dredge all sides of the tenderloins with the mixture.
  5. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat; add the butter and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. When the butter has melted and the oil is hot, sear all sides of the tenderloins. Place tenderloins on a roasting pan with foil underneath.
  6. Place the tenderloins in the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Internal temperature should be 160°F. If not done, bake for another 5 minutes.
  7. Allow to rest on a cutting board.
  8. When ready to serve, slice tenderloins on an angle and about ¼ to 1/2-inch thickness.
  9. Serve with Cider-Braised Fingerling Potatoes and Apple Cider Beurre Blanc.