Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Plum Reduction

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A nice cozy meal for when the nights get colder. It is great with orzo and walnut pilaf! I just happened to have spare blueberry juice, but any juice would work.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 ½ plums, pitted and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 tablespoons blueberry juice (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil.

  2. Season the pork tenderloin with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over high heat until the oil shimmers; gently lay the tenderloin into the hot oil. After about 1 minute, gently loosen the meat from the bottom of the skillet, if necessary. Cook until the pork is seared a golden brown color, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the pork to the lined baking sheet.

  3. Roast the seared tenderloin in the preheated oven until a thermometer inserted into the center of the pork reads at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 15 minutes. Remove the pork from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing into medallions.

  4. Cook the plums, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, honey, and blueberry juice in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring often, until the plums are soft, about 10 minutes. Transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until smooth. Return the sauce to the saucepan and simmer until reduced and thickened to the consistency of apple butter, about 5 more minutes. Spoon plum sauce over the sliced pork to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

176 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 176
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 334mg 7%

* 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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