Cranberry Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Cranberry Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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In Melbourne, Florida, Betty Helton relies on a can of cranberry sauce to create the sweet sauce for this tender pork entree. She adds orange juice and ground cloves to the mixture to season it nicely as it simmers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5-1/4 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5-1/4 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 388 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein


  1. Place pork in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, orange juice, sugars, mustard and cloves; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove pork and keep warm. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into cranberry mixture. Cover and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Pork Tenderloin in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p9

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed May. 19, 2016

"This recipe is a nice change of pace from the way I normally cook pork tenderloin. Love the fact that this is cooked in the crock-pot!"

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"Made this for lunch today. Baked it in the oven instead of crock pot. About 2 hrs @ 350. Absolutely the best!"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"OM Gosh. This is this best Pork Tenderloin I've cooked. My husband loves it."

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"Too much cloves!"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"Recipe could probably accommodate a larger tenderloin simply by cutting it to fit the slow cooker. There was plenty of sauce left over (about 2 cups) which we used up on ham sandwiches. The family enjoyed it so much they suggested replacing the turkey on Thanksgiving with this entrée. It compliments an acorn squash side dish very well."

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