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A sliver carving fork and knife next to a pork loin roast and topped with cherries.
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Cherry Balsamic Pork Loin

Easy 10-minute prep, festive Cherry Balsamic Pork Loin serves a large crowd and is perfect for family dinner, entertaining, special occasions, or the holidays! One of the best ways to entertain for a large dinner party is to serve an elegant beautiful pork loin roast with a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner & Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork loin, pork loin recipe, roasted pork loin
Servings: 12
Calories: 280kcal


  • 4 lb pork loin boneless

Cherry Balsamic Glaze

  • 1 cup finely chopped brown onion
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 oz cherry preserves
  • ¾ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 16 oz. bag frozen (or fresh) cherries pitted

optional garnish:

  • 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.

Meanwhile, Make Cherry Glaze:

  • 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.
  • Optional: Pour cherry sauce from sheet pan in a small saucepan and heat on low to thicken the cherry balsamic sauce.


cherry sauce:

Pour cherry sauce from sheet pan in a small saucepan and heat on low to thicken the cherry balsamic sauce.


You can use either frozen or fresh cherries, both work just as well. 


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 731mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 11.3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.4mg