Pork Tenderloin with Plum Chutney


Plum Chutney

  • 4 red or black Champlain Orchards plums (such as Methley, Bluebyrd, or President)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 large shallot, sliced lengthwise

  • 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup Sherry vinegar or apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds

  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • Kosher salt


  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary

  • 4 teaspoons herbes de Provence

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 2 lb.)

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 16 thin slices pancetta (Italian bacon; about 8 oz.) or prosciutto


Plum Chutney

  • Peel plums, if desired Halve and pit. Cut into 1/2″ wedges.

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until shallot begins to soften, about 2 minutes. Add brown sugar, next 6 ingredients, and 1/4 cup water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in plums. Cover and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until fruit is soft and juices have thickened, 20–25 minutes. Season to taste with salt. Let cool slightly. DO AHEAD: Chutney can be made 1 week ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm slightly before serving.


  • Stir rosemary, herbes de Provence, and oil in a small bowl. Rub all over pork; season with salt and pepper. Wrap pancetta slices around pork and tie at 2″ intervals with kitchen twine to hold together. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

  • If using a charcoal grill, build a medium-hot fire; push coals over to 1 side of grill. If using a gas grill, heat all but 1 burner to high. Grill tenderloins over hot part of grill, turning frequently, until a crisp brown crust forms on all sides, 8—10 minutes. Move tenderloins to cooler part of grill to gently cook through; cover and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle of each loin registers 145°, 15—20 minutes longer.

  • Transfer tenderloins to a cutting board. Let rest for 10 minutes. Slice thinly and serve with plum chutney alongside.

TEST KITCHEN TIP: How to Peel Stone Fruit

  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Using the tip of a paring knife, make 2 shallow 1″ cuts to form an X on the bottom of the fruit.

  • Add fruit to water and cook just until skin begins to peel back at each X, 30–60 seconds.

  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer fruit to a medium bowl of ice water; let cool. Using a paring knife and your fingers, peel fruit.

  • If you don’t care about smooth surfaces for presentation purposes, a serrated peeler’s sharp-toothed edges quickly and easily peel soft fruit.

Adapted from Bon Appetite/Susan Spungen