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plum pork recipe

This past week I happened upon a very large amount of leftover plums. Long story short: I had to feed snack to 80 kids and accidentally bought way too many (on the plus side, the cases of plums at the US Foods Chef Store were $19.98, which is a crazy good price for 180 plums).


So, with all these plums, I decided I needed to incorporate them into all of my meals. I had a Smithfield® pork tenderloin ready to go for my usual recipe, but then I realized that plums may actually be delicious on this tender cut of meat. People eat apples and pork together all the time, right? Why not plums?


Let me tell you: it turned out really well. The glaze was the right amount of sweet and the meat was super moist and delicious. Serve it sliced alongside some mashed potatoes and a veggie and you’ve got a meal fit for Sunday Supper.

Here’s a tip: don’t overcook the tenderloin. Use a thermometer and take it out of the oven when the thickest part of the meat reaches 145º. It will be a little pink, but not because it’s not cooked properly. The color is just the nature of the meat.

pork tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin with Plum Balsamic Sauce


  • 6 plums, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • (2) 1 1/2 lb pork tenderloins (there are usually 2 in a package)
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Combine plums, chicken broth, minced onion, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for 20 minutes or until the sauce is thickened and reduced by almost half. The plums should break down on their own, but feel free to mash them a little with the back of a spoon.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Prep the pork tenderloins. Rub the meat down evenly with salt, pepper, and dry mustard.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil. Add the pork to the pan and brown on all sides (about 7 minutes total).
  5. Transfer the browned pork to a baking pan lined with foil and brush evenly with the plum sauce (about 1/2 a cup).
  6. Bake for 15 minutes and remove pork from the oven. Turn the tenderloins over and brush with additional plum sauce. Cook for 10 more minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 145 degrees.
  7. Transfer the meat to a platter, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Slice into medallions and serve with extra plum sauce.

With beef prices so high right now, our family is sticking to chicken and pork for our meats.  Even better, right now you can grab a Smithfield® coupon for 75¢ off any marinated pork product.  This was a perfect quick, easy and inexpensive meal where I could use the ingredients that I already had on hand.

The Giveaway:

5 Southern Savers readers are going to win a $50 Walmart Gift Card.  Yep, that’s $250 in giveaways!!

To Enter:

Leave a comment below telling me which Smithfield® Pork recipe your family will enjoy the most and why.


This posting was sponsored by Smithfield® and I was compensated to write it. Regardless, what I have written is my own opinion, and experience and I hope you find it of use.

Abbreviated Rules: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY, A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. TheGiveaway starts on 9.16.14 and ends on 9.23.14. Click on Official Rules for details on entry instructions, odds of winning, prize details, restrictions, etc. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C. and 18 years or older as of time of entry.  Residents of P.R. are ineligible. Void in P.R. and where prohibited. Sponsor: Official Rules & Regulations
    • susan

      We would love to try the Pork Tenderloin with Plum Balsamic Sauce. I just printed out the recipe! Thank you, Jenny!

    • pdnr

      Chili Rub Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. I’ll enjoy it because I can prepare it and forget it until it’s ready and we’ll enjoy it because we love the tenderness of pulled pork and the extra kick of the spices.

    • Linda

      I love sweet and sour pork….The marinated one makes great sweet and sour……….

    • esyke623

      I love pulled pork in the crock pot! Mmmm . . .

    • monock

      Slow cooker pork carnitas would be our family favorite. Pork tacos are enjoyed by all of us.

    • We would try the chili rub slow cooker pulled pork.

    • cbachmann

      Sweet and sour pork

    • Jamie Buchanan Benningfield

      ham and bacon lasagna…just because it sounds different and interesting!

    • Jamie Buchanan Benningfield

      ham and bacon lasagna…just because it sounds different and interesting!

    • mommalana

      Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits with sausage and black pepper gravy because that is what hubby likes on Saturday mornings and I have yet to find a sausage gravy recipe that he loves. Maybe this is the one!

    • mommalana

      Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits with sausage and black pepper gravy because that is what hubby likes on Saturday mornings and I have yet to find a sausage gravy recipe that he loves. Maybe this is the one!

    • Kristen

      We would love the tenderloin sliders!

    • Cindy

      My family would like the Tenderloin Sliders.

    • lucysullivan

      I love biscuits with sausage

    • Kristin Schoolfield

      The Hot Hominy Hock Stew looks good!

    • Donna

      I think the Fried Pork medallions with cherry sauce. Sounds like the best of both worlds – Pork tenderloin fried.

    • Will

      Nothing beats a Smithfield ham with glaze

    • Marcie

      I would love to try the tenderloin slider recipe

    • Elizabeth

      The sliders look yummy, but our favorite way is to grill them!

    • Sadie Wilds

      My family would really enjoy the Pork Tenderloin Sliders. They look perfect for a football game.

    • Beth

      The hominy stew would be great on a cold winter night

    • Carmen O

      Tenderloin Sliders would be very good!

    • Emily

      Love your plum idea! I think the pork chops with bacon and BBQ glaze looks so good!

    • Noel

      That pork looks divine never thought of adding plums love it!

    • mary

      My family would love the slow-cooked spiced cranberry pork roast as it’s a hearty, easy meal for us.

    • mami2jcn

      Our family would like the Easy Breezy Ham Salad Kebabs. My kids would get a kick out of the skewers.

      mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    • megan

      the mustard, ham, and cheese sliders look so good!

    • Mary W

      I am going to try the Honey Pork Tenderloin Kabobs but I also am going to try your recipe with plum sauce. My husband love plums:)
      Thank you!

    • Roger Pyle

      I think the Garlic and Peppercorn Pork Tenderloin with Rainbow Salsa looks wonderful and can’t wait to try it!

    • Sarah


    • T2Nashville

      The plum sauce sounds great, but Smithfield’s marinated tenderloins are great on their own. I love the Garlic one!

    • Bacon wrapped, garlic and herb and bread stuffing (stuffed) pork tenderloin…I know, it’s my own recipe, but the Smithfield Pork Tenderloin will make it extra special!

    • melissa

      I like to marinate pork tenderloin and grill it. Our favorite is a cumin lime recipe – yummy! We love Smithfield products!

    • VP22

      I would like to try the Baked Mustard Ham and Cheese Sliders.

    • Love Tractor

      smithfield tenderloins are so good! I use the barbecue flavored one with some spicy mustard and cheddar cheese on brioche buns. WOW they are good

    • Cici Green

      Oh wow! Thanks so much for the recipe, it looks amazing. I know my family will be happy with this one for sure.

    • Emily

      Bacon-Pork chops with BBQ glaze…ohhhh my that looks good!

    • Linda K

      The pork sliders sounds incredible. Something I never thought of. Thanks for some new ideas. I get tired of having the same old dishes.

    • stickrn

      the pork tenderloin sliders look like a fun recipe for my famy!

    • Susan

      Pork Tenderloin with Plum Balsamic Sauce looks great to me. We love to eat pork in many varieties.

    • esyke623

      I would love to try pork tenderloin with another fruit, also– maybe peach or apple toppings?

    • cbachmann

      Pork tenderloin sliders would be loved by all around here.

    • dtcox1@embarqmail.com

      just got pork and plums today … now i know what to fix . thanks jenny

    • Susan Dunn

      I like to cook mine in my pampered chef baker in the microwave! Only 20 min and done!

    • HTaylor

      Although your post for this is dated today the 16th, in the rules stated above, it says the promotion ended on the 15th. I hope that was an error! Anyway, the Smithfield pork recipe my family will enjoy is any of them as they love all my cooking and never complain! I usually cook my pork in the crockpot but will now try your wonderful plum recipe!

    • Melissa Earhart

      I agree with pork tenderloin sliders! Yumm… maybe with a a fruit glaze/sauce to dip?

    • Bethany Owens Smith

      Brown sugar, sweet baby rays BBQ sauce and a little honey brushed on tr tenderloin is yummy!

    • erinisgett

      Those sliders sound delicious and easy for my kiddos to eat! :)

    • Andrea Bradley

      Those tenderloin sliders would be amazing on gameday! My family would love them along side of some Gamecock football! Thank you!!!

    • Andrea Bradley

      Those tenderloin sliders would be amazing on gameday! My family would love them along side of some Gamecock football! Thank you!!!

    • Andrea Bradley

      Those tenderloin sliders would be amazing on gameday! My family would love them along side of some Gamecock football! Thank you!!!

    • kc

      pork sliders would make my husband very happy

    • Kayla

      We love fall food, would love to add the pork sliders to our menu!

    • Tawnya Patterson

      lemon peper pork tenderloin its a hardy winter meal

    • Sheena Marie

      Fried pork tenderloin sliders are the huge hit here everyone loves them especially with creamy crockpot Mac n cheese

    • Crystal

      Tenderloin sliders because we love cilantro and pork:)

    • Bonnie

      Your recipe plus their recipe for stuffing & squash/sweet potato soup. I would love to try them all together . They all sound yummy!!

    • josieaw

      For some reason i couldnt see the name of the dish- all it said was ‘main dish’. But the cherry medallions!? Pork tenderloin is our favorite cut of meat
      And my 2 year old loves cherries…match made in heaven for him :)

    • Nancy

      Bacon & Ham lasagna looks good!

    • Skirnir Hamilton

      i make a balsamic chicken recipe that originally was meant for pork, so I would probably make that dish.

      • Skirnir Hamilton

        When I clicked the link, I only saw one recipe.

    • Bookbeth

      Roasted pork tenderloin with wild rice!

    • brispi

      I would like to try the pork tenderloin with plum sauce. I think our family would like it because we love pork and we love plums.

    • JessieC

      My family loves sliders, I would try tenderloin sliders recipe.

    • Tera

      We love pork! My family’s favorite is with sauerkraut but I would love to try the plum sauce with it.

    • Liz

      Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas because the recipe is easy and sound delicious!!!

    • Lora Webb

      My family would love the pork kabobs. Eating items off a stick makes dinner more fun!

    • Jayme

      Sliders, yum!

    • Nancy

      I’d like to try their recipe for Tenderloin Sliders!

    • Lisa

      Crock pot carnitas

    • MsCarter

      Pork kabobs

    • Olga

      This recipe looks fantastic! I will definitely be trying this one out!

    • PrettyLittleLiar412

      Pork kabobs or roasted pork tenderloin! Love a great tenderloin with rice especially!

    • theaikenparrs

      We prefer either simple roasted pork tenderloin or slow cooker pork tenderloin that we make into shredded pork (super versatile!)

    • Jean

      I’m going to try the recipe you just posted, sounds delicious.

    • Holli

      I love pork tenderloin!

    • Mandi Coley Kessler

      Those sliders look awesome.

    • Diane Nakashima

      The Tenderloin Sliders are something my family will go for as anything on a bun gets their interest and this grabs mine too for a pleasant change.

    • Amanda

      Pork tenderloin is a family fav

    • Ann M.

      I will try the recipe you posted here. It sounds great and I have nearly all of the ingredients on hand!

    • Rachel

      Tenderloin Sliders

    • sandyjordan

      Pork sliders look great!!

    • soundring

      The recipe you posted sounds delicious to me!

    • Staisha

      pork sliders sound perfect for game day!

    • Patty

      Sweet, great meal love a great pork recipe!

    • TC220

      pork with a bbq glaze sounds yummy!!

    • brandi

      The tenderloin sliders sound like one my family would enjoy!

    • JulsB20

      I bet we’d like the BBQ Pork Skillet. We love our meat with a little sauce

    • Cora

      Pork with a BBQ glaze is what my family would love because my kids and husband loved glazed ribs. Something that they get to share with each other. There’s not many things my kids will eat but BBQ is one of them. Thank you.

    • Deborah Pressley

      My family would love to try the Cinnamon Toast Bacon Pancakes.

    • Rachel Reyes

      The tenderloin sliders look yummy, but I’m also considering trying the plum pork recipe with some of my frozen S. Carolina peaches instead of plums.

    • Suzanne R Alexander

      I make a rub from sea salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, and garlic powder. I sear the tenderloin in olive oil then cook for several hours on low in the crockpot. Excellent! Please pick me for the giveaway.

    • Meghan

      Plum pork!

    • We would like the ham & pineapple flatbread because it looks like a pizza, which we love.

    • Summer Chesshir

      We would love the Tenderloin sliders. My kiddos love sandwiches and they would be great for a quick supper before heading off to soccer practice.

    • Tim

      I would make the Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas. We all like tacos and this looks easy and good!

      • Brigitte Rust Douglas

        Love Carnitas too! Man this is a close second for me! ;)

    • Brigitte Rust Douglas

      Definitely the pork tenderloin kabobs for my family! Maybe make a nice teriyaki dipping sauce or glaze. LOVE to grill and love good food!

    • rose

      Pork tenderloin with potato flowers and cherry sauce…looks wonderful!

    • Melinda

      All of the leftovers recipes sounded great, but especially the Hearty Ham Mac&Cheese or One Dish Bake Orzo with Spinach,Ham and Feta yum yum!!!

    • sweetlee

      The one you posted with plum balsamic sound good.

    • sandra

      tenderloin sliders

    • Candice

      Definitely the plum balsamic recipe listed here. Wow. I use peaches or apples but never thought about plums which I usually always have in my fridge. I love Smithfield bacon so I will definitely trying their tenderloin with this receipt. Thanks so much.

    • keith

      the pork with plum sounds great

    • Anna B

      The plum pork sounds delicious! I think I would definitely have to try that one!

    • Betty B.

      My family would absolutely love the Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas because they look delicious!

    • Michelle Peterson

      30 minute pork tenderloin with pomegranate sauce! Sounds delish!

    • Jennifer

      The tenderloin sliders :) perfect for these hot Florida days

    • angelamona

      Ooohhh, the pork tenderloin kabobs on a football Sunday because it’s something my husband could do!!

    • l.a.

      tenderloin sliders.

    • Teresa

      The Tenderloin Sliders look yummy. They would be better for us then hamburger and would taste great!

    • pan_102

      Cinnamon Toast Bacon Pancakes because they’re easy to make.

    • Elis B.

      Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops with Seasoned Butter becasue I like this recipe.

    • Tabitha Miller

      Tenderloin sliders for sure!

    • Kathy Y

      We love paninis so I want to try the apple cheddar and pork loin panini.

    • Carla K

      Sliders are always a hit in our house so I will give the tenderloin sliders a try.

    • Courtneyjoella

      We had breakfast for dinner last night: ham slice, biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs. Simple and delicious!

    • Diane

      pork medallions with mushroom marsala sauce

    • Tonya

      Your plum pork looks delicious. I also like the Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin.

    • Tanya

      That plum pork recipe is going to be a hit at our dinner table. Thanks!

    • Delores Isaac

      Love the new recipe, gonna have to try it, but the Park Tenderloin Sliders are the best..always did love a tenderloin with ‘mater…mmmmm.

    • Tracy

      I take and cut up the tenderlion and make brown sugar pork chops. Brown sugar, onions, ketchup and a hint of lemon. Oh so good.

    • Susan

      Ham frittata…not just for breakfast!

    • Carman M

      Ham! Ham! Ham! The cranberry glazed ham looks fantastically yummy to me, but it might be a harder sell for my boys unless they can leave the cranberries off the meat. If so, they’ll love it!

    • Dorido Wallace

      Plum pork medallions sound fabulous and sliders will be a hit at our house!

    • steph

      We’re breakfast for dinner people, too!

    • Suz_Glo

      The Apple Cheddar & Pork Loin Panini. We love grilled sandwiches and this sounds like a winning combination.

    • April V

      We would love the Tenderloin Sliders because we love tenderloin & it would be a little break from the average hamburger we have all of the time!

    • Sherri

      We would love the Apple, Cheddar, and Pork Loin Panini. Sounds easy and delicious!

    • Susan Partridge

      tenderloin pork sliders

    • 3isenuf

      LOL–so that used up 6 of your extra plums. Now what to do with the other 94 extra?! :) Tenderloin sliders sound good to me. Thanks for the chance to win something!

    • Michelle

      Slow cook pork carnitas. We love Mexican Food

    • Lisa Brown

      The merry merry pork tenderloin pinwheels look great

    • elleyshay

      Oh my mouth is watering after seeing the pics of all the recipes! We had thick and tender sliced chops coated with Parm Shake n Bake last night. Really!!!? But I will have to try the Skillet BBQ Chops next. Hubby is not fond of Chicken so I serve a lot of “the other white meat” Love the Smithfield website!

    • Jennifer

      I want to try the pork tenderloin kabobs.

    • Ka C

      Tenderloin sliders, looks yummy, has few ingredients, and doesn’t take long . . .I would substitute pork for turkey though. :-)

    • Samantha Haigwood

      The 30 minute Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Sauce sounds right up my family’s alley! My fiancee is a self-described Mama’s boy who informed me last night that I cook pork tenderloin (one of his favorite foods) WAY better than his mother. Haha.. Not to mention, pomegranate is one of my personal favorite flavors ever. :) In addition the other half is allergic to all poultry, so pork has a big presence in our household!

    • Denise

      The slow cooker pork carnitas – that is a favorite of my family.

    • Amelia

      My favorite would be the tenderloin sliders! Looks delicious. I love the peppercorn Smithfield tenderloin.

    • kelbs

      Crockpot smoked ham

    • saylorsmom

      Pork tenderloin kabobs! Look so yummy!

    • LaKeisha

      shredded pork

    • Georgia Girl

      The pork tenderloin kabobs!

    • tnjcent

      I have printed it and am anxious to try try the pork tenderloin with plum balsamic sauce


      The plums should make the pork nice and juicy.

    • ajawee83

      slow cooker pork carnitas

    • Amanda G

      the kabobs

    • Lauren

      The plum pork recipe because it sounds delicious!

    • Terry

      The Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas look yummy. Tacos are always a great hit!

    • Samantha

      So the giveaway ended 9/15 and this was posted 9/16?

    • gtpgirl19

      pork tenderloin kabobs

    • nwaterbugz

      Pork sliders ingredients are on my shopping list… Cant wait.

    • Onaney Hernandez

      The sliders look delicious and easy to make . Not to mention I think my daughter would love them !

    • can_gilbreath

      The kabobs!

    • amber

      we’d love the honey pork tenderloin kabobs b/c we love to grill

    • emma

      The honey pork tenderloin kabobs they seem so tasty.

    • We love breakfast for dinner (and for breakfast) and we love eggs, so I would have to say that the Bacon and Cheese Omelette recipe would great for our family : http://www.smithfield.com/meal-ideas/breakfast-anytime/bacon-and-cheese-omelette/

    • Denise Hatcher Stiles

      The honey pork tenderloin kabobs. They sound tender and tasty, and would be perfect for cooking anywhere; especially at upcoming fall camping trips

    • Kyleigh Putnam

      The sliders! They look so delicious! The look like they will melt in your mouth!

    • Penny B.

      The tenderloin sliders. Stop! I’m hungry just talking about it.

    • emma

      I would like to try the pork tenderloin with plum sauce, yum.

    • BMW

      I would have to say if I make the Smithfield Pork tenderloin with plum it may put an end to my husbands threats to put the stove in the backyard to use as a planter, it sounds yummy and easy, thanks Southern Savers and Smithfield

    • Anna Pry

      ooo! those tenderloin sliders look like a meal my family would love to try!

    • Ann

      Definitely tenderloin sliders!!!!

    • sam

      I think the tenderloin with the plum sauce is what I would try first.

    • Tanya

      I am a sucker for slow cooker recipes, easy peasy and delish!

    • Svitlana

      Tenderloin sliders!

    • ninab

      The Old Fashioned Smothered Pork Chops and Potatoes looks like a real winner for my family because we love pork chops.

    • Amy Z.

      We would love the tenderloin sliders!

    • cheryl

      The tenderloin sliders would make a great meal, tasty!

    • susan

      Old fashioned smothered pork chops and potatoes looks great for a sunday supper.

    • sam

      tenderloin with plum sauce.

    • james

      I like the pork tenderloin with plum sauce for my family.

    • james

      I like the pork tenderloin with plum sauce for my family.

    • emma

      Tenderloin with plum sauce.

    • emma

      Tenderloin with plum sauce.

    • sammy

      What looks good is the tenderloin with potatoes.

    • cam

      I hope to try the plum sauce with the tenderloin.

    • rl

      The tenderloin sliders.

    • cheryl

      the old fashioned smothered pork chops.

    • sam

      I would like to try the smothered pork chops.

    • jim

      Tenderloin with plum sauce.

    • sw

      I like the smothered pork chops.

    • sw

      smothered pork chops..

    • lar

      I am going to try the pork tenderloin with plum sauce.

    • ida

      My family would like the pork chops with potatoes.

    • co

      Pork tenderloin with balsamic and plum sauce.

    • ori

      smothered pork chops with potatoes sounds good.

    • emma

      pork tenderloin and the smothered pork chops I can’t decide.

    • eo

      I think I would like to try the pork tenderloin with plum sauce.

    • b

      Tenderloin sliders yum, yum,

    • e

      The smothered pork chops with potatoes.

    • oswal

      I like the sliders.

    • taupin

      The pork tenderloin with plum sauce with balsamic sauce.

    • c


    • james

      The one to try for me is the pork sliders.

    • p

      The sliders sounds really good.

    • dean

      I like the sliders.

    • os..

      The honey pork kabobs.

    • joy

      pork tenderloin sliders.

    • jam

      The honey kabobs.

    • sammy

      The pork tenderloin sliders I would like to try.

    • cheryl

      The tenderloin sliders.

    • emmawald

      The pork tenderloin with plum sauce and balsamic.

    • susan

      smothered pork chop.

    • mel

      I think I would like to try most of all is the pork tenderloin with plum sauce.

    • a

      The best one is the smothered pork chops with potatoes.

    • cso

      I like the sliders for my family.

    • u

      pork tenderloin sliders.

    • cam

      The recipe that I would like to try is the smothered pork chops with potatoes and yes potatoes has an e in it.

    • y

      I love the pork tenderloin sliders.

    • impala

      The plum balsamic pork tenderloin

    • ca

      pork sliders.

    • libby

      honey kabobs.

    • liz

      I would really like to have the time to try the smothered pork chops with potatoes, maybe this weekend.

    • smims

      This is hard to choose one, the sliders.

    • eo36

      I want to try the honey kabobs.

    • i

      I like the sliders.

    • arie

      smothered pork chops dish.

    • uc

      I want the honey kabobs for tailgating.

    • sgs

      I am going to try the pork tenderloin sliders.

    • hamilton

      pork sliders.

    • dore

      Pork tenderloin with balsamic and plum sauce.

    • mel

      I want the pork tenderloin sliders for a quick and easy meal.

    • cl

      I want to eat the honey kabobs.

    • emma

      tenderloin with plum sauce.

    • james

      My family would like to try the kabobs.

    • Samantha

      Pork medallions with mushroom marsala sauce

    • Nancy J

      Tenderloin Sliders. Everybody loves them.

    • Steph89127

      The honey pork tenderloin kabobs sounds delicious!