November 27th, 2017

Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin

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SLOW COOKER CRANBERRY ORANGE PORK TENDERLOIN — Pork tenderloin, slow cooked in a cranberry and orange sauce with golden raisins. The perfect holiday dinner!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is one of my family’s favorite cuts of meat. It’s pretty much a staple at our house. And this Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin is fancy enough to serve for Christmas dinner!

The best part is, fancy doesn’t mean difficult. This pork tenderloin is so easy to make. And since it’s done in the slow cooker, you’ll have plenty of room in the oven for all your side dishes.

Cranberry and orange is such a great combination of flavors too, especially for the holidays.

And don’t be afraid of the golden raisins that are thrown into the mix. My family was skeptical, but they add a wonderful sweetness. Basically, we loved everything about this pork roast–including the golden raisins.

With the fresh cranberries and orange juice, the raisins cook down into this wonderful, chutney-like sauce that’s the perfect accompaniment to slices of this tender, delicious cut of pork.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin

Not only does this tenderloin taste amazing, it makes a beautiful presentation on your holiday table too. Your friends and family will think you spent hours in the kitchen!

They don’t need to know the truth. That you’ll need about 10 minutes of prep time to get this roast ready to go into the slow cooker.

While the roast cooks, you’ll have plenty of time to spend with family and finish up your other holiday menu items.

Just before serving, you’ll simmer the sauce from the slow cooker with some cranberries and raisins, and dinner is served.

I tested this recipe on my family before settling on it for our Christmas dinner main dish. The vote was unanimous! We all want this Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin on our holiday table!

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin

Preparation 10 mins Cook Time 3 hours Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Serves 6     adjust servings

Pork tenderloin, slow cooked in a cranberry and orange sauce with golden raisins. The perfect holiday dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 pound) pork loin roast
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Fresh chopped parsley and orange slices, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork tenderloin with salt and pepper, and brown on all sides, about 5-6 minutes total. Transfer the pork to a lightly greased, 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Add the cranberries, raisins, orange juice, honey and garlic to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for about 3 hours, or until a thermometer reads 145 degrees. Remove pork to a cutting board and let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, strain the liquid from the slow cooker through a fine mesh strainer into a medium saucepan, reserving the cranberries and raisins. Whisk together the water and cornstarch in a small bowl, then whisk into the liquid from the slow cooker.
  4. Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat, whisking constantly, until thickened. Stir in the reserved cranberries and raisins. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
  5. Serve the pork with the sauce, and fresh parsley and orange slices to garnish, if desired.

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Comments

  1. Mindy bryn says:

    Hi there. Did you use a pork tenderloin or a pork loin roast. The recipe talks about both. Thanks so much!

  2. There appears to be a problem with the formatting of this pin. I viewing it on a mobile device, and it is all in a single column.

 

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