Roasted Pork Tenderloin With Sweet Cherry Sauce

Plate of cherry pork tenderloin on table
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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
491 Calories
19g Fat
12g Carbs
64g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 491
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 64g
Calcium 25mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A flavorful cherry sauce jazzes up this easy roasted pork tenderloin. If you can't find port wine vinegar, use red wine vinegar in this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloins, about 2 pounds
  • da​sh Creole seasoning or salt blend
  • das pepper 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup cherry jam
  • 3 tablespoons port wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch allspice
  • dash salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Heat oven to 350 F.
  3. Wash tenderloins and pat dry. Remove excess fat and silver skin.
  4. Sprinkle the tenderloins all over with seasoning and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the tenderloins on all sides, about 6 to 8 minutes total.
  5. Transfer the tenderloins to the oven and roast for about 15 to 20 minutes (could be longer, depending on the thickness of tenderloins), or until an instant-read thermometer or meat thermometer registers 145° to 150° when inserted in the thickest part of a tenderloin.
  6. While the pork tenderloins are roasting, prepare the cherry sauce. In a saucepan, combine the jam, vinegar, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and a dash of salt. Bring to a simmer and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 8 minutes.
  7. Remove pork tenderloins from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve with warm cherry sauce.

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