Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin with Sage and Lemon


This is a combination of several pork recipes. The lemon/lime juice makes it absolutely divine, and the apples and bacon complements the tenderloin beautifully. Serve with wild rice, corn, or zucchini patties.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • 2 (1 1/2 pound) boneless pork tenderloins

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed

  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 6 leaves fresh sage, finely chopped

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • 1 (1 pound) package bacon

  • 3 apples - peeled, cored, and quartered

  • 2 lemons, juiced, or more to taste


  1. Season pork tenderloins with salt and black pepper.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook tenderloins in hot oil until browned on each side, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat and cool.

  3. Preheat oven to 380 degrees F (193 degrees C).

  4. Stir juice from 1/2 lemon, sage, and lemon zest together in a bowl until a paste forms; spread paste over each tenderloin.

  5. Wrap bacon strips around each tenderloin and place in a baking dish. Scatter apples around tenderloins and drizzle juice of 2 lemons over meat and apples.

  6. Cook pork in the preheated oven until apples are tender and pork is slightly pink in the center, about 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
18g Fat
12g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 651mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 805mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.