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Cherry Balsamic Pork Loin

After having a wonderful cherry Brie topping from a local market, I just knew I had to create one for pork. If you're really crazy about cherries, add even more to the slow cooker. —Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings (1-1/3 cups sauce)

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3/4 cup cherry preserves
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  • Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown roast on all sides.
  • Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mix preserves, cherries, vinegar and brown sugar until blended; pour over roast. Cook, covered, on low until tender (a thermometer inserted in pork should read at least 145°), 3-4 hours.
  • Remove roast from slow cooker; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing. Skim fat from cooking juices. Serve pork with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked pork with about 2 tablespoons sauce: 359 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein.

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