Pecan & Cornbread Crusted Pork Loin

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Dancer^

This was found on a web site about a year ago, everytime we have its wonderful.

Top Review by Gagoo

Prepared this for my DH and myself this evening - the flavor in the crust was very good, however, next time I make this I think I'll leave the tenting off while cooking so the crust can crisp up. Thank you Dancer for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup pecan halves
  • 1 14 cups crumbled cornbread (or 2 corn toaster cakes) or 1 14 cups corn muffins (or 2 corn toaster cakes)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 2 (1 lb) pork tenderloin
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, combine pecans and cornbread and process until pecans are finely chopped.
  3. Melt butter in medium-size skillet over moderate heat.
  4. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  5. Stir in the pecan mixture to blend with butter and garlic.
  6. Set aside to cool slightly.
  7. 2.
  8. Pat pork dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  9. Place in an oiled shallow baking pan.
  10. Spread mustard thickly over tenderloins and pat crumb mixture onto mustard.
  11. Roast in middle of oven 15 minutes.
  12. Tent pork loosely with foil to prevent crust from burning and continue to roast until thermometer inserted diagonally into center of meat registers 158 degrees, about 15 minutes longer.
  13. Let meat stand 10 minutes before slicing.

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