Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce Recipe
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Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce Recipe

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You can find dried cherries near dried cranberries at your local supermarket. Substitute dried cranberries if desired.
Recommended: 32 Super Steak Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups cranberry juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1-1/2 pounds), thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 3 tablespoons cherry preserves

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 477 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 451mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, cranberry juice and mustard until smooth; set aside. Sprinkle pork with lemon-pepper. In a large skillet, cook pork in butter for 4-5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove pork and keep warm.
  2. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Add cherries and preserves; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return pork to the pan; cook for 2 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tenderloin with Cherry Sauce in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p166

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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NanZim User ID: 3929200 232078
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"I made this dish using venison tenderloin. It was simple to prepare and my husband enjoyed it."

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