Honey Maple Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin

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Honey Maple Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin- So tender and flavorful that it practically melts in your mouth. Definitely a keeper!
Honey Maple Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin

I don’t share a lot of crock pot recipes. There’s a reason for that. If my entire family doesn’t love, love, love, a crock pot recipe, I don’t post it. Even if I find it on a popular blog and it has been pinned a gabillion times.

I swear I have made some “crock pot” recipes that were never actually tried in a crock pot. I tried one a few weeks ago that said it was adapted from a recipe that cooked in the oven. It was a freezer crock pot meal. I swear they cooked it in the oven, photographed it, and then just posted it with slow cooking instructions. Because although it tasted fine, it looked pretty much like vomit. I told my kids to just close their eyes while they were eating it. They weren’t amused.. 😉

It had potential, so I made it again in the oven, and it turned out just like it was supposed to. Lesson learned. Not all recipes can be successfully adapted for the crock pot. And just because a recipe has been pinned like crazy, it doesn’t mean it actually tastes good.

This pork tenderloin on the other hand, it was a crock pot success. Not only did it look good, it tasted good! If you want to be fancy, you can slice the tenderloin, but I just shredded mine so I wouldn’t have to spend all of dinner cutting up meat for the three year old.

Yield: 8-10 servings

Honey Maple Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin

Honey Maple Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin
Melt in your mouth pork tenderloin flavored with honey and maple syrup and cooked in the slow cooker.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 pound pork tenderloin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp oil (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp dry thyme


Sprinkle all sides of tenderloin with salt and pepper. If desired, brown all sides in a hot skillet with the oil. I like to brown it because it adds great flavor, but if you're in a hurry, you can skip this step. Place the pork in a 6- quart slow cooker. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk till well combined, then pour over the pork tenderloin. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-9 hours. Shred or slice to serve.

Here are a few other crock pot recipes that my family loves:

Amazing Pot Roast (That Makes Its Own Gravy)
Crock Pot BBQ Pork Ribs
Crock Pot Cafe Rio Pork


  1. Mike Maynor says:

    Did you use real maple syrup or artificial?

  2. Can I do the same recipe only with thick cut pork tenderloin chops?

  3. I don’t have balsamic vinegar…can I use something else in place of that?! 🙂

    Thanks 🙂


    • You can try substituting 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar + 1 tsp sugar. It won’t taste exactly the same, but it should be close enough. 🙂

  4. Made the pork loin tonight – it was so easy and oh-so-good!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Hey! I shared this recipe in a blog post today, hope you don’t mind (I linked back to the article in the “website” line if you would like to see it)

    Feel free to share!

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