Sweet and Savory Pineapple Pork Loin


This is a quick, easy, and healthy way to prepare pork loin with no added fat. The pork turns out very moist and the sauce is very flavorful. Serve with your favorite vegetable side dish or salad for a complete meal. Serve over rice with a generous helping of the sauce. Yum!

close up view of a sliced Sweet and Savory Pineapple Pork Loin served with sauce in a glass bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons honey, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • ½ (3 pound) pork loin

  • ½ (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Mix honey, Dijon mustard, and black pepper together in a bowl until texture of a paste.

  3. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork loin in the hot skillet until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer pork loin to a baking dish. Spread honey paste over entire pork loin. Spread pineapple chunks around pork loin and sprinkle salt over pork loin.

  4. Place a cooking thermometer into the pork loin and cover dish with aluminum foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Decrease oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Continue cooking until pork is cooked through, 30 to 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

  6. Transfer pork loin to a work surface and let rest, 3 to 5 minutes. Blend pineapple chunks and drippings in a blender until sauce is smooth; serve alongside pork loin.

Editor's Note:

Please note the differences of cooking time and temperature when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
7g Fat
7g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 228mg 5%

* 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.

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