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Pork Tenderloin with Dried Cherries

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


4 servings

Cherries pair beautifully with pork, and this wonderful dish takes only minutes to cook. It's fabulous both for weeknights and serving to dinner guests. —Kathy Fox, Goodyear, Arizona
Pork Tenderloin with Dried Cherries Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Flatten pork to 1/2-in. thickness; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In a large skillet, brown pork in butter; remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, saute shallot in drippings until tender. Add cream, reserved cherry mixture and remaining salt and pepper, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to sauce consistency. Return pork to the pan; cook until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 1 tablespoon sauce: 269 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 551mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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