Yield
4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 2 tablespoons sauce)

This simple quick-to-fix meal will fit your hectic work schedule or busy home life. Serve with walnut couscous.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

To prepare sauce, combine first 4 ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 18 minutes). Remove from heat. Gradually add butter; stir with a whisk until blended. Stir in vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 3

To prepare pork, while sauce reduces, combine fennel seeds, garlic powder, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper; rub over pork. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Place skillet in oven. Bake at 450° for 18 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink). Let stand 5 minutes; cut into 1/4-inch slices. Serve with sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

foxglove999's Review

Bianca09
October 02, 2014
I used pomegranate molasses and orange juice concentrate, so I didn't have to reduce it. The sauce came together very quickly. Pork should only be cooked to 138 though, 155 will leave you with a very dry roast.

ajvinande's Review

dkwok81
September 14, 2014
Incredible flavor, & great combo with the sauce! It came together quickly. -Very- moist pork. You could omit the sauce and serve the pork with something else tangy. The supermarket just had a 3-pound tenderloin, but it still worked to triple the recipe. I'm glad because it's so tasty!

HersheyHome's Review

ahewisonsmith
January 29, 2014
Awesome recipe! Packed with flavor, easy to make, tenderloin is moist! Will definitely make again!

dkwok81's Review

amh1128
November 13, 2011
Outstanding sauce!! I replaced the orange juice for orange mango (all I had on hand) and followed the directions as stated. It came out perfectly! My husband and mother in law loved it!!

jntooker's Review

BekahDenver
March 22, 2011
DE-LISH

LutzCat's Review

jntooker
January 25, 2011
Wow, what a fantastic recipe. I used pomegranate-wild berry juice. As others stated, it did take longer than 18 minutes for the sauce reduction, but it was fantastic. This is an excellent entree, and I would be proud to serve it to company. Served with baked sweet potatoes, cucumbers with dill salad, lima beans, and hot cuban bread.

JCMMorehead's Review

HersheyHome
December 08, 2010
Incredible dish... I took the advice on prepping the sauce first and then just keeping it simmering and it allowed me to pop everything out of the kitchen at the same time. The couscous was a brilliant pairing that my guests all adored.

Bianca09's Review

ISpyPie
December 08, 2010
This is a great recipe and so very easy to make! It might not be the best pork I've ever had but it's really good. Unfortunately I thought the reduction was too sweet when I first tasted it so I added more seasonings to cut the sweetness but after I tried it with the pork I wish I would've left it alone. The sweetness would really compliment it.

ISpyPie's Review

RessaLane
November 17, 2010
It was very easy to prepare. The taste was incredible. I was unable to find the pomegranate juice. So, I subbed pomegranate-cherry. I agree, the reduction took longer, on high even. Regardless, this is a KEEPER!

carolfitz's Review

JCMMorehead
January 09, 2010
Made to recipe, substituting ground fennel for crushed fennel. Reduced the sauce in advance -- took awhile to boil down. Overall, super results from quick & easy prep. Served with the recommended walnut couscous & steamed broccoli.