Fig and Chile-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

  • gothiqroze Posted: 07/29/09
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    THESE ARE AMAZING. period. Used bone-in pork chops since that's what I had on-hand, and we were licking the sauce off the bones by the time dinner was over. The sauce is to die for!

  • nwdoodle Posted: 06/23/10
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    I have been making this recipe for a while. I like to serve it as a heavy hors d'oeuvre sliced on mini sweet potato biscuits with extra sauce on the side. It always gets rave reviews.

  • ufcozzi Posted: 11/20/11
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    Everyone loves this!! My 6 year old eats it, and he's a picky little guy! This is a go-to recipe!

  • smd1212 Posted: 02/13/12
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    Delicious! I used the glaze on boneless, skinless chicken thighs, and used most of it to baste but held back about 1/4 cup to pour over our chicken at the table. I can't wait to try on pork tenderloin, I know it'll be even better. I served with baked potatoes and broccoli stir-fried with a little soy sauce and dry sherry. My husband thought the glaze would even be good on sandwiches! I'll definitely put into the rotation - sweet, tart, zippy all at once, you can't go wrong! 5/22/13: this time used tenderloins, and roasted in oven at 425; per new guidelines I cooked to internal temp of 145, which took about 20-22 min for smaller tenderloin, about 25 for larger one. Gave them a 9-10 minute rest, and after slicing smaller one was pinker than larger one; we ate the smaller, pinker one that was done first, and it seemed fine, but I have to say I'm more comfortable with less pink! Have to remember next time to make extra sauce for dipping at table, it's amazing!

  • ESmith6 Posted: 07/20/12
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    I made this as written except that I only had 1 lb. of pork tenderloin so I ended up with extra sauce. I did use more than half, though, so if I made 2 lbs I would likely make more sauce. Try this, it's delicious!!

  • mandofan Posted: 09/05/12
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    This is excellent. I had a longer and thinner tenderloin, and it finished in 12 minutes. Cooked four minutes per side, trying to include more flips in order to keep the glaze from burning.

  • BranV01 Posted: 11/12/12
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    Flavor was delicious. Slighly spicy, great caramelization from the preserves. Was disappointed, however, in the somewhat vague grilling info (no info on lid on/off, whether to cook over heat or indirect). We used a charcoal grill, and cooked it this way: used two-level charcoal fire to high heat. On medium hot side, cooked 2.5 min on each side (total 10 minutes) with lid off, basting each time. Moved to cooler side for 2, with lid on, flipped and cooked for two more minutes. Rested 10 minutes. Tenderloin came out medium, pink and tender on the inside. Obviously, cook longer for well-done. Tasted amazing.

  • Goatdrummer Posted: 07/19/13
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    Amazing! Plus a great way to use some leftover fig butter that I had from Trader Joe's. I can't wait to try it on chicken.

  • Francinebe Posted: 03/25/14
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    Extra sauce for serving is a must. I may try marinating a few mins also next time.

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