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Pork Tenderloin with Cinnamon Recipe


Pork tenderloin is spiced with a mixture of soy sauce, cinnamon, ginger, sherry, and mustard then baked to perfection.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin (this may be in a couple of pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place the pork in a nonreactive roasting pan. Combine soy sauce, cinnamon, sugar, salt, sherry, ginger, mustard, and lemon juice. Stir well and pour over meat. Bake 60 minutes, basting frequently with the pan sauces, or until the internal temperature registers 145 degrees F. on an instant-read thermometer. Slice pork and serve hot with the pan juices.

Yield: 4 servings

Per serving: 207 calories, 26 grams protein, 7 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrates, 80 milligrams cholesterol, 296 milligrams sodium, 31 percent calories trom fat.

Source: The Junior League Centennial Cookbook (Doubleday, 1996)
Reprinted with permission.

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