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Pomegranate, Blackberries Sauce with Pork Tenderloin

Course Pork
Cuisine American
Keyword blackberries, blackberry, blackberry sauce, fall dinner, fall food, how to cook pork tenderloin, pomegranate, pomegranate juice, pork tenderloin, pork tenderloin recipe, spice rub, spices rub, sunday dinner recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 466 kcal


  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon ground coriander ¾ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloins 2 pounds pork tenderloin, each cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice 1 cup plain pomegranate juice such as POM
  • ¼ cup white wine ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • cup heavy cream ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • 10 blackberries 10 blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)


  1. Stir together cumin, coriander, pepper, paprika, cinnamon, and salt in a shallow bowl. Pat tenderloin dry and dredge in spice mixture until evenly coated.

  2. Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderation high heat until hot but not smoking. Reduce heat to moderate and cook pork, turning occasionally, until meat is browned on all sides. Transfer the pork with tongs to a cutting board and let stand 5 minutes covered.

  3. Meanwhile, discard all the fat from the skillet and add the pomegranate juice to the skillet over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to 2/3 of a cup, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the wine and heavy cream and boil until the sauce thickens slightly 2 to 3 minutes. Add the sugar if too bitter, season with salt.

  4. Lower the heat and swirl in the butter and add the blackberries. Simmer for a 1 minute.

  5. Slice the pork tenderloin and serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Pomegranate, Blackberries Sauce with Pork Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 466 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 177mg59%
Sodium 432mg19%
Potassium 1050mg30%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 384IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.