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Cinnamon Balsamic Pork Tenderloin


  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar*
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pear cut into slices


  • Mix the balsamic vinegar with the next 6 ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Place pork tenderloin in large ziploc bag. Carefully pour in marinade. Allow it to marinate for at least 30 minutes or longer if you have time. (overnight is best)
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Carefully place pork in skillet and brown on all sides (2 minutes per side, about 8 minutes). Add in pear slices around pork.
  • Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until juices run clear and it is cooked through.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.


*If you can find a flavored balsamic vinegar with cinnamon it's even better!