Happy day my friends. I am bringing you a delicious recipe for Pork with Fig Preserves and Roasted Garlic. It’s one of those meals that is perfect for company, but easy enough for just an every day meal for your family.

Last year, my canning forays had me putting up several jars of Fig Preserves.  With Fig Season here again, I figured I ought to use up the last remaining jar of this canned goodness.  I love this jam smeared on a chunk of good Manchego, Gouda or Gruyere.  But in this case I was planning on using it to elevate a humble pork loin to Sunday Dinner greatness.  I roasted a head of garlic and pureed it with the fig preserves, thyme and balsamic vinegar to create the perfect coating for the pork loin and it was just as good as I hoped! The preserves helped the coating adhere to the meat during roasting and the port wine syrup drizzled over the whole shebang was perfection.pork-with-figs-1-3


This Pork with Fig Preserves and Roasted Garlic was an easy meal to prepare, with results that look and taste like you spent much more time than you did.  Served with shaved, sauteed brussel sprouts and roasted potatoes, it’s the perfect dish for a special meal.

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Pork Loin with Fig Preserves and Roasted Garlic

Pork Loin  coated with a fig perserve/garlic paste and roasted to perfection.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 103 kcal
Author Nourish and Nestle


  • One 2-3 pound pork loin I used a rib end roast
  • 1/2 cup fig preserves
  • 1 head of garlic roasted for
  • 1 TB balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh figs cut in half
  • 3/4 cup Port


  1. Preheat oven to 350'
  2. Combine and puree roasted garlic, fig preserves, thyme and balsamic vinegar in small food processor. I use the chopper attachment of my Kitchenaid Hand Blender.
  3. Season pork with salt and pepper
  4. Heat olive oil in oven proof skillet over high heat. I used my large cast iron skillet
  5. Sear all sides of pork loin in hot skillet
  6. Once pork is seared, coat it with the fig/garlic puree.
  7. Put in oven and roast until thermometer reads 160', or 25ish minutes per pound.
  8. Once cooked, remove the roast to a cutting board and tent with aluminum foil.
  9. Add port and figs to skillet and cook until port is syrupy, about 5 minutes.
  10. Slice pork and serve with figs.
  11. Drizzle port syrup over all.
  12. Bon Appetit!
Nutrition Facts
Pork Loin with Fig Preserves and Roasted Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 41mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 11g
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Pork Loin with Fig Preserves and Roasted Garlic Recipe. Perfect for a 'fancy' dinner and easy enough for every day.

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  1. Alayna

    October 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried figs – interesting. This looks like a really impressive dish – one could pull out for a nice dinner party.
    Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty link party

    • lynn

      October 5, 2015 at 6:22 am

      Give it a try Alayna! They are a tasty, seasonal yummy. Thanks for visiting.

  2. Quinn Caudill

    October 5, 2015 at 10:05 am

    What part of the country do you live? Great combination of flavors. The fig jam sounds perfect on cheese. Pinned! Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday link party. Please join us again next week and invite your friends to join. Thanks Quinn Dad Whats 4 Dinner

    • lynn

      October 5, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Hi Quinn, we’re in North Carolina, as such we are a wee bit wet right now! I hope you enjoy this dish! I’ll be back.?

  3. Tammy

    September 29, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    This looks so yummy Lynn!! I will have to try this recipe soon!!!

    • lynn

      September 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks friend! It really is tasty…the perfect combination of sweet and savory…which I just adore!
      Have a great day…snowing yet?❄❄❄❄❄❄❄


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