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Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Sauce

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A delicious holiday meal using “the other white meat.” Pork loin is surprisingly flavorful!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Pork Tenderloin, Trimmed Of Fat
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Divided
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter, Divided
  • ½ whole Medium Onion
  • ½ cups Red Wine (optional)
  • ¾ cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • ½ cups (generous) Cranberry Sauce (homemade Or Canned Is Fine!)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Generously season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper.

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter in a heavy, oven-proof skillet over high heat. Sear tenderloin on all sides, using tongs to move it around. Remove pan from heat and place in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until thermometer inserted registers 155 to 160 degrees. Set pork on a cutting board to rest.

In a separate skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook for a minute, then pour in wine (if using) and chicken broth. Add rosemary. Stir together, then add cranberry sauce. Heat mixture over medium heat and cook for two or three minutes. Add more chicken broth to achieve desired consistency.

Check seasoning and add more salt or pepper if needed.

Slice pork loin and place on a platter. Spoon cranberry sauce over the top.

Serve with mashed potatoes.

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terri on 9.6.2013

About how much rosemary did everyone use? Im guessing 2-3 tspns fresh chopped?

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marc on 2.21.2011

This is a great recipe. However, how big is the tenderloin that everyone used? I used a 1-lb tenderloin and we only had enough for 2 people. Did we eat like pigs (pun intended)?

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mw28590 on 8.18.2010

The best pork tenderloin recipe! The cranberry sauce is a nice compliment. We’ve also made this with a homemade peach sauce. Leftovers (if it doesn’t all get gone the first time around) are also yummy.

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AMC on 3.8.2010

I made this tonight with your homeade cranberry sauce. So so so so yummy. I am totally planning to make this again!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing.

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kimmer79 on 1.11.2010

My husband doesn’t care for pork and LOVED this! We had leftovers for supper tonight. Yum!

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terrilw on 12.2.2016

Delicious!! A great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving. I love cranberry sauce so next time I’ll use less wine and broth so I can taste more of the cranberry sauce. I especially like the way the pork was cooked. It was absolutely perfect!

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Karie @ The HoB on 9.29.2011

Excellent Pork Tenderloin!

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beccann.h on 8.6.2011

Delicious! I improvised with Red Plum jam instead of cranberry sauce (it’s all i had), but the taste of both the pork and the sauce was superb. Thanks for the recipe, Ree!

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auntieruth on 3.8.2011

Wonderful recipe! The sauce with the red wine was delicious. I made my own version by substituting my homemade pomegrante jelly instead of the cranberry sauce. Yum!

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marc on 2.21.2011

This recipe is simply delicious! It’s also surprisingly easy to make.

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