Beef Tenderloin with Pomegranate Chutney

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing


8 servings

Updated: May. 02, 2023
When I want to show family and friends some culinary love, I roast a tenderloin and serve it with a sweet-tart pomegranate and apple chutney. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut
Beef Tenderloin with Pomegranate Chutney Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 beef tenderloin roast (3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 4 shallots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a small bowl, mix thyme, rosemary, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Place tenderloin on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Brush mustard over roast; sprinkle with herb mixture. Roast until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 40-45 minutes. Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
  2. Meanwhile, for chutney, cut pomegranate in half. Working over a small bowl and using a small spoon, separate pomegranate seeds from membranes, placing seeds in bowl and discarding membranes. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add apple and shallots; cook and stir until tender, 8-10 minutes. Add ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat. Add sugar, brandy, vinegar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened. Stir in pomegranate seeds; heat through. Serve with roast.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked meat with 1/4 cup chutney: 381 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 37g protein.