Roasted Pork Tenderloin With Sweet Cherry Sauce

Plate of cherry pork tenderloin on table
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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

1. Heat oven to 350°.

2. Wash tenderloins and pat dry. Remove excess fat and silver skin.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Remove pork tenderloins from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve with warm cherry sauce.

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