- 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
- 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 3-4 hours or until tender (a thermometer inserted in pork should read at least 145°).
- Remove roast from slow cooker; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing. Skim fat from cooking juices. Serve pork with sauce. Yield: 8 servings (1-1/3 cups sauce).
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
Reviews for Cherry Balsamic Pork Loin
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I made this for supper tonight and it was wonderful! Although I used a 2# roast, I still made the full amount of cherry sauce so we could enjoy some of it over my Rosemary Mashed Potatoes. The flavors were very complimentary and I will definitely make this delicious roast again!
We enjoyed this roast last night. I always cook roasts on a bed of chopped onion so I cut up one large onion to cover the bottom of the slow cooker. After browning the roast, I sprinkled on two teaspoons of cracked rosemary and a a good tablespoon of granulated garlic. I made the sauce as the recipe suggests Craisins instead of cherries (DH couldn't find them!) , but next time I would cut back on the sugar just a little...perhaps to 1/8th a cup. While the roast was resting, I defated the juice using a fat separator with a strainer "lid". When all was cool enough to handle, I pureed the chunky mixture into a smooth sauce. Delicious. [I passed some fresh horseradish at the table along with some freshly ground black peper.] Thank you Sue for the inspiration.
Meat taste is flavorless, cherries don't taste too good aster being slow cooked either.
(Note: Cook on high for the time mentioned on the recipe.) This was good and easy. I used crasins instead of cherries and that worked fine with the flavors.
I made this with thick cut loin chops instead of a roast. The chops were incredibly tender and delicious. The cherry and balsamic is a perfect flavor combination! Definitely on the list of meals I will prepare again!
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