Fig Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Fig Glazed Pork Tenderloin We are not big ham eaters at our house.   Since ham is the traditional main dish for Easter I’m always looking for something else to serve.  I usually opt for pork tenderloin.  It’s from the same animal at least. I have several pork tenderloin recipes I really like and use all the time – Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cranberry Sauce, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Orange Marmalade, and Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloin. There is a new one to add to the list.  I have made Fig Glazed Pork Tenderloin several times now and we love it more each time. Don’t let the fig thing scare you.  The recipe uses fig preserve and it is delicious.  The addition of stone ground dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar to the preserve make for a delicious pork glaze. I used a smaller tenderloin – about 2 lbs. so I halved the glaze recipe. Line your pan with foil before placing the tenderloin in it to make for easier clean up. Brush both sides of the tenderloin with the glaze.  Bake in a 350 oven for 40-50 minutes or until the pork is cooked through.  Glaze several times during the cooking process. Remove the tenderloin from the pan and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes.  It will continue to cook during this time.  I place a piece of foil over the top to keep the heat in.  Then slice into serving size pieces. If your family loves their ham this glaze would also be delicious on ham.

Fig Glazed Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 pork tenderloin 3-4 lbs.
  • 1 13 oz. jar fig preserves (I used Bonne Maman)
  • 3 tsp whole grain dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  1. Mix together preserves, mustard and vinegar.
  2. Line pan with foil and place tenderloin in pan
  3. Brush with glaze mixture on both sides
  4. Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until meat is cooked
  5. Brush with glaze several times during cooking process.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Laurie says

    Thanks for another delicious-looking recipe! I think I will try it for this weekend. I’ve never cooked a pork tenderloin. Any hints on how to check for “doneness”? Do you use a meat thermometer?

  2. JenM says

    Yum, I love pork tenderloin, will have to try this version. I recently made a glaze with peach jam, a little bbq sauce & a squeeze of siracha hot sauce.

  3. nekowaif says

    Never had a fig outside of a newton before, but I found myself gifted with a jar of fig preserves and gave this recipe a try…very easy and absolutely delicious!

  4. MAC says

    I’ve done pork tenderloin a couple of dozen ways over 20 years of marriage and this was hands down the best. The slight gaminess of the pork matches the unusual sweet of the fig preserves perfectly. Thanks for posting.

  5. Mary manning says

    Tried this at Christmas for a lot of guests . It was awesome! Making again for friends comming for dinner who were not at Christmas. Serving with roasted vegies. Can’t wait to turn them on to this great pork roast dinner.
    It’s sooo easy. THanks for this wonderful easy recipe!


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