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Cherry Balsamic Pork Loin

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours + standing

Makes

8 servings (1-1/3 cups sauce)

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
Cherry Balsamic Pork Loin Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  1. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown roast on all sides.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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