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Glazed Pork with Fresh Plums

Photo: Melina Hammer; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
A quick meal doesn't have to start with the drive-thru. This savory-sweet meal of Glazed Pork with Fresh Plums is to the table in just 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 (1 1/4-lb.) pork tenderloins
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 medium plums, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons white or regular balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons plum preserves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Cook in hot oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Add onion and plums. Bake 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145°.

  2. Transfer pork, onion, and plums to a serving platter, reserving drippings in skillet. Cover pork loosely with aluminum foil, and let stand 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, stir vinegar and preserves into drippings; cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in thyme. Pour over pork and plum mixture.