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Pork Loin with Balsamic Fig Sauce
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4.07 from 16 votes

Pork Loin with Balsamic Fig Sauce

Perfect recipe to make for company!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Rest Time5 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: balsamic, fig, pork loin
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 79kcal


For the Pork Loin

  • 1 2 lb pork tenderloin
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper generous
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme or 2Tbsp fresh
  • 2 Tbsp butter cut into 4 pats

For the Balsamic Fig Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1/3 C water
  • 1/3 C balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 C chopped dried figs
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking pan with heavy duty aluminum foil.
  • Generously season pork with salt and pepper. 
  • In a large pan, heat olive oil until shimmery. Add tenderloin and cook on all sides until browned. 
  • Place tenderloin on foil in the baking pan. Sprinkle with thyme on all sides. Place pats of butter on top of tenderloin. Wrap in another layer of foil.
  • Bake until an internal thermometer reads 150° at the thickest part of the meat. 25-35 minutes.
  • When pork is done, remove from oven and let rest at least 5 minutes to lock in the juices. 
  • Slice against the grain and serve with balsamic fig sauce (recipe below). 

For the Sauce

  • While the pork is cooking, place a skillet over medium heat and melt butter. Add shallot and cook until translucent. Add water and balsamic vinegar. Heat uncovered until reduced by about half and it is noticeably thicker.*
  • Add chopped figs and thyme. Stir until fully combined and figs have softened slightly. About 3 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and serve over pork. 


*If you're using a thickened balsamic vinegar, no need to reduce for more than 5 minutes.
This makes a great meal to serve company. It seems so fancy, but is really simple! The sauce can be made ahead of time and then re-heated to make dinner prep simple. 


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg