Easy 10-minute prep, festive Cherry Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin serves a large crowd and is perfect for entertaining, special occasions, or the holidays!
One of my favorite ways to entertain for a large dinner party is to serve an elegant beautiful pork loin. They slice easily, are inexpensive, and are so delicious.
All the ingredients for this recipe are easy to find, and can easily be purchased ahead and stocked in the pantry or freezer.
That makes this even easier when it comes time for your party. The cherries, rosemary, and oranges definitely say holidays, but this would be perfect to serve any time of year.
Health Benefits of Cherries:
But did you know cherries have more antioxidants than blueberries? There are lots of health benefits of cherries; including; antioxidants, improved sleep, lower blood presser, lowering cancer risk, and weight loss. Wow, who knew?
- 4 lb pork loin
- Cherry Balsamic Glaze:
- 1 cup finely chopped brown onion
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 4 oz cherry preserves
- 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 16 oz. bag frozen cherries pitted
- rosemary sprigs
- fresh or dried orange slices
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
Trim pork loin of fat, and lay in a shallow roasting pan (metal or ceramic). Pat dry pork loin using paper towels, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Roast pork loin in the oven for 30 minutes to get beautiful color on your roast.
Mix chopped onion, balsamic vinegar, cherry preserves, allspice, olive oil, sea salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and frozen cherries in a medium bowl. Set aside. (This can be done ahead and kept in fridge).
After 30 minutes, pull pork loin from oven, and pour cherry glaze on the roast and around the pan, and finish roasting about 30 minutes more. (Cooking time is 60 minutes total).
Transfer pork to platter. Let rest 10 minutes. Carve and serve warm with cherry pan sauce.
Entertaining is all about spending time with friends and family and not being stuck in the kitchen! Wishing you many celebrations in your home filled with laughter and love…and cheers to easy elegant entertaining!
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