We have the most amazing apple smoked pork recipe that takes just 15 minutes to prep.! With our dry rub and fruit you’ll have tender pork you’ll love.
My husband is a bit obsessed with his electric smoker, and I am totally okay with that! 😉 He’s come up with a bunch of easy smoker recipes along with this new smoked pork recipe. It’s stuffed with apples and has a sweet and smoky flavor that the kids said was their favorite one he’s made thus far. (originally published 9/18, affiliate links present)
This is what our smoked pork recipe looked like when he prepared it, below.
We used a center cut pork tenderloin which is wider than the traditional tenderloin you might buy. It worked well for this particular creation since he was planning on stuffing it with goodies.
Apples, honey and brown sugar were the main flavors with a bit of salt of course to bring it all together.
If you’ve never smoked pork before it is a great way to cook it. We’ve had smoked pulled pork before but we’re making our way around the pig and used this center cut this time. 😉
- Wood chips or pellets add great flavor to pork. It also comes out so tender versus cooking it in the oven. We didn’t wrap ours in aluminum foil so the outside would really soak in the smoke flavor but you could do that if you chose.
I have never been a huge fan of pork but ever since he’s created several smoked pork recipes like these smoked bacon wrapped pork chops I can’t get enough.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this smoked pork recipe stuffed with apples
- Center cut pork tenderloin – a pork loin could be used too but those are narrower and don’t allow you to stuff them as full
- Apple – large Fuji is what we used
- Brown Sugar
- Salt – we prefer sea salt or kosher salt
- Wood chips or smoker pellets
We didn’t use many rub ingredients on this one but if you wanted to add that, use the one on our steaks and smoked pork steaks. We enjoyed the natural apple and smoke flavor but some onion powder and black pepper would work well just for a little bit on the bottom and sides. That is totally up to you.
Just pop it in at 250 degrees and enjoy!! Use leftovers for pulled pork sandwiches. Just add a bit of barbecue sauce to the sliced pork, stir and add to slider buns the next day. After you’re done enjoying this try our other electric smoker recipes.
- You’ll want this meat smoking chart if you want to smoke other meats as well as info about proper internal meat temperatures. If your smoker doesn’t have a built in digital thermometer you’ll want that too.
Smoked Pork Recipe
- Cut a slit in the top of your pork loin lengthwise in the middle, half way down but not all the way thru, creating a pocket. Do not cut end to end as contents will spill out, look at photo.
- Mix sugar and salt together and sprinkle half in the middle of your crevice, then put sliced apples, then the other half of your sugar/salt mixture on top of your apples.
- Drizzle honey over top of pork, mainly in the middle where it is stuffed.
- Put in smoker that has wood chips in it that has been preheated to 250 degrees. If you have a probe that measures temperature put it inside one end all the way inside your loin.
- Smoke until inside temp is at least 140 degrees which took 3 hours for us if you don't have a temp. probe.
- Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes to maintain juices, then slice.
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