Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Apples

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This Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin is amazingly juicy and tender with great flavor from crispy bacon. But the fun doesn’t stop there. The whole tenderloin is wrapped around sweet apple pie filling for the most satisfying pork tenderloin meal ever.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Apples served on a white plate. Text overlay reads "Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Apple Pie Filling."

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

My dad was the first to introduce me to the perfect flavor combo that is pork and apples. I even used it on my Apple Cider Brined Pulled Pork and my Apple Jalapeno Smoked Ribs. He always ate his pork chops smothered in apple sauce, and I used that concept of sweet and salty flavor marriage with this grilled bacon wrapped pork tenderloin recipe.

This pork tenderloin aims to please. After all, you get all of the best flavors in every single bite! Sweet apples with just a hint of cinnamon are nestled into a juicy grilled pork tenderloin, seasoned with my Sweet BBQ Rub and wrapped in salty, crispy bacon.

This tenderloin makes for a great weeknight meal because it comes together quickly, only uses 4 ingredients, and grills up in just a few minutes!

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin sliced and served on a long white plate next to a bowl full of apples.

How to Grill Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

The best cooking method for this pork tenderloin is definitely grilling it over direct heat. The tenderloin cooks very quickly because it is a fairly thin and lean cut of meat, so you don’t want to overcook it while trying to crisp up that bacon. Here’s what you’ll need to do to assemble and grill up this awesome pork:

  1. Preheat the grill. Turn on your grill of choice and allow it to preheat to 425-450 degrees F.
  2. Season the pork. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon on Sweet Rub (available for purchase from Patio Provisions, or you can make it yourself using my recipe for Best Sweet Rub) on all sides of the pork.
  3. Stuff the pork with apple pie filling. Cut a slit lengthwise in the pork, ensuring you do not cut through the bottom of the tenderloin (your goal here is to make a nice pocket for the filling). Next, spoon the apple pie filling into the pocket. 
  4. Wrap with bacon. Carefully wrap the tenderloin in bacon, making sure the strips overlap so then don’t come unraveled. Secure with toothpicks.
  5. Grill the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin. Place the tenderloin on the grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes, flipping a quarter turn each time. Remove when the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
  6. Rest and serve. Allow the meat to rest for 8-10 minutes. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Tips for Making Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

I love making this pork for dinner because it’s so fast and easy. If you have this on the menu tonight, here are some tips to ensure it comes out cooked to perfection.

  • Monitor temperature with a reliable thermometer. Pork is done at an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, so make sure you have a great instant read thermometer to keep tabs on the temperature while it cooks. You want that apple pie filling nice and bubbly, the pork perfectly juicy, and that bacon nice and caramelized!
  • Use toothpicks or skewers to hold the bacon into place. This will help keep the apple pie filling from leaking out too much (a little bit will get out and that’s totally okay). Make a note of how many toothpicks you put into the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin so when it’s finished and you’re ready to eat, you can make sure you get every single one out. Nobody wants to bite down on a runaway toothpick.
  • Cook to your preferred bacon crispness. This recipe (over direct heat) will result in very crispy bacon. If you like softer bacon, cook the pork tenderloin over indirect heat the entire cook time.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin served on a white plate.

More Pork Tenderloin Recipes

Whether you stuff it, smoke it, or grill it, pork tenderloin is an extremely delicious and tender cut of meat. Check out more great recipes from Hey Grill Hey below:

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Apples

4.25 from 16 votes
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloins are juicy and tender with great flavor from that crispy bacon! I took all that goodness a step further by adding in a sweet apple pie filling.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Resting Time10 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings4 people


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  • 1 1 1/2-2 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1 Tablespoon Homemade Sweet BBQ Rub link in recipe notes
  • 1 21-oz can apple pie filling
  • 6-8 slices bacon


  • Preheat the grill. Preheat your grill for direct heat grilling to 425-450 degrees F.
  • Season the pork. Sprinkle about a teaspoon and a half of the sweet BBQ rub on all sides of the pork tenderloin and rub lightly to ensure even coverage.
  • Make a pocket in the tenderloin. Using a sharp knife, start about an inch from the end of the tenderloin and carefully cut a slit lengthwise into the pork tenderloin, stopping an inch from the other end. Cut down as deep as you can but, do NOT slice all the way through the bottom of the tenderloin.
  • Stuff the pork with apple pie filling. Spoon the apple pie filling into the slit you cut into the tenderloin. You may have a little bit of the pie filling left behind depending on the size of your tenderloin.
  • Wrap with bacon. Starting at one end, slowly wrap the stuffed tenderloin with bacon. Wrap the strips so the edges just barely overlap, creating a nice seal for the apple pie filling. Secure the ends of the bacon with toothpicks. Sprinkle the exterior with the remaining sweet BBQ rub.
  • Grill the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin. Carefully transfer the wrapped tenderloin to the grill. Grill on each side for 3-4 minutes, flipping only a quarter turn each time. Try not to flip more than once per side to help keep things together.
  • Rest and serve. Once your pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F and the bacon is crisp, remove to a cutting board and allow the tenderloin to rest for 8-10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 65mg | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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**This post was originally published in September 2017. We recently updated it with more information and helpful tips. The recipe remains the same.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Apple Pie Filling



Susie is the BBQ Brain behind the Hey Grill Hey website. Her passion for smoked meats and developing fun, new recipes have landed her on the Food Network, cooking turkeys with Shaq, and on a couple of Guinness World Records. When she’s not grilling, she is hanging out with Todd and their three kids, preferably outdoors!

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  1. Rodney says:

    I am about to do a full tenderloin almost 7 pounds. I am wondering if I should lower the temp some and do it on the top rack with the slide grill closed. Like at 375 degrees. I have 3 cans of apple pie filling and am hoping that will be enough. 3 pounds of bacon.

  2. Paul says:

    I am going to try this on my CampChef. I plan on high smoke. Am I correct in thinking I will not have to turn it since I will be slow cooking it?

    1. Hey Grill Hey says:

      I would probably still give it a few turns.

  3. Roy says:

    Made this for first time over the weekend . Not only was it one of the best things i have ever cooked it was one of the best i have ever eat. Simple and awesome!

  4. says:

    I made this yesterday on my Traeger WOW it was good, made my own apple pie filling. My wife is not much of a meat eater but she really liked it, I’m getting her to eat more meat

  5. Michelle says:

    Going to try this on my Showtime rotisserie in the basket. Hope it turns out

  6. bobmckindles says:

    we tried this on a gas grill, but the bacon burned up fast so we had to remove it from the loin. how do you use a gas grill without this happening

    1. Hey Grill Hey says:

      I would suggest cooking it on indirect heat, so it is not directly over the flames where the grease can cause flare ups.

  7. Diane Noel says:

    Vraiment extraordinaire bon wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww merci beaucoup

  8. Kevin Hedgepeth says:

    I made this for a family dinner party. I did not have all the ingredients for the rub on hand so I used our go to rub we get at the Santa Fe Spice Shop in Tumacacori, AZ. I cooked it in a Green Mountain Grill. I set the temp on the grill at 180 and cooked for about 40 minutes to get lots of smoke flavor. Then put the heat up to 400 and used the built in meat thermometer to watch for the 145 temp. I brought it out of the grill and into the house. That was the only time the meat was allowed to rest as our guests snapped this up as quickly as I could serve it. I also use my wife’s homemade chunky apple sauce that we use for pie filling too. it was incredible. I used two pork loins and so the cooking time was a little longer than your times. Great Recipe. Recommend this recipe.

    1. Hey Grill Hey says:

      Thanks so much for the feedback and review Kevin!! Hopefully you got some before it was all gone!

  9. Gretchen says:

    How about cooking on a gas grill.. will that work just as well?

    1. Hey Grill Hey says:

      This can absolutely be done on your gas grill!

  10. Johnny W Perdue says:

    Would it hurt the tenderloin to make these up (stuff and wrap) the night before?

    1. Hey Grill Hey says:

      No, they should be fine to be prepped the night before.