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Pork Tenderloin with Black Cherry Balsamic Glaze

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(Prepare to marinate overnight for best flavor - Plan ahead)


  • 2(1 lb)pork tenderloins      
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries 
  • 1/3cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 cup Black Cherry Balsamic Vinegar from Olive Oil Etcetera     
  • 3/4 cup good-quality all-natural cranberry juice or 3/4 cups unfiltered apple juice 
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 6 shallots, cut in half lengthwise 
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary 
  • 2 Tablespoons Rosemary Olive Oil from Olive Oil Etcetera 
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper 
  • Brown sugar (optional) – we added this to the adapted version


  • Rinse the pork loin, pat dry, and place in a shallow glass or ceramic baking dish and set aside.
  • Whisk together the cherries, wine, vinegar, cranberry juice, garlic, shallots, and rosemary in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the pork, cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Heat the Rosemary olive oil in a large, ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Remove the pork from the marinade (reserve the marinade) and place the pork in the heated skillet. Cook the pork on all sides, until lightly brown, about 5 to 6 minutes.Pour the reserved marinade over the pork and place the skillet in the oven. Roast, basting several times, about 20 to 25 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 150 to 155 degrees (160 degrees - about 5 minutes longer - for medium-well). The meat will be a very light pink color. (Note: The pork will continue to cook after it is removed from the oven.).Remove from the baking dish and place on a grooved carving board. Cover the pork loosely with foil and let it rest 5 to 10 minutes before carving.Season with salt and pepper. Slice into 1/4-inch pieces and spoon the pan juices over the pork. Serve immediately.

Variation without marinating: we put all of the ingredients for the sauce together in a sauce pan and cooked it while the pork cooked in the oven. We also added brown sugar to the sauce, only put in a few springs of rosemary and 2 – 3 shallots. The great thing is our adapted recipe does not require marinating.
*Recipe adapted from