I saw this recipe several weeks ago from Patricia from Butter Yum. I fell instantly in love. She used Black Cherry and Raspberry in her sauce.I love trying new glazes and sauces for things like pork or chicken. I had a pork loin in my freezer just waiting for this.
One thing I liked about this was that it didn't require me to marinate the meat. I did sear the pork loin before chucking it in the oven but that was simple enough.
The glaze was simple enough to make. I found this big jar of preserves at Costco. My friend recommended it and I couldn't wait to try it. It was perfect with the pork loin.
This was a chunky jam with cherries in it so the sauce was chunky which I like. If you used more of a spread, the sauce wouldn't be chunky. If it wasn't for the chunks, I seriously could have drank this with a straw. It was fantastic!
Any flavor combination would work. But if you go to Costco and see this jam. Buy it, I totally recommend it.
Pork with Cherry, Strawberry and Kiwi Reduction
Adapted from Butter Yum
1 pork tenderloin, about 1.25 - 1.5 lbs.
Salt and pepper
1/3 cup white vinegar
1 cup chicken stock
1 - 2 cloves of garlic
3/4 cup fruit preserves (use whatever you'd like)
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. Splenda (or sugar)
Trim any fat from the pork. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a pan until super hot and sear all sides until it is nice and brown. Transfer roast into oven and cook per directions on the package. Mine cooked for about 40 minutes until the inside is 160 degrees. Remove the pan from the oven, let rest for 10 minutes.
To make the sauce, use the same pan that you seared the pork and deglaze the pan by adding the vinegar and chicken stock, scraping up all the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the minced garlic and preserves. Whisk to combine, bring the mixture to a boil and reduce by about half. Remove from heat and whisk in the butter. Slice the pork and serve with sauce.
Total calories = 1628 calories for pork and sauce
4 servings = 407 calories per serving
Pork with Jam Sauce + Broccoli with Caramelized Onions = 521 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.