Try pork tenderloin with cherry sauce for an easy weeknight meal and one that will also impress when entertaining. Fresh or Frozen cherries add sweetness to a savory sauce that's the perfect accompaniment for grilled pork.
Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook Time: 25minutes
2cupsfresh/frozen cherries(16 ounces)
1 ¼lbpork tenderloin
Glaze: Combine preserves, balsamic vinegar and allspice. Reserve ¼ cup.
Sauce: In a skillet over medium-high, heat oil. Add onion and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add cherries, cayenne, and ¼ cup of reserved glaze. Bring to a boil and cook until it thickens, about 8-10 minutes. Season with salt. With an immersion blender puree, or add to food processor and process so that there are no large chunks. Return to pan and keep warm while pork is cooking.
Preheat grill to medium high. Salt and pepper pork and brush with some glaze. Grill over direct heat until browned. Move to cool side of grill and continue to cook until thermometer registers 140º to 145º, brushing with glaze several times throughout for about 25 minutes. Serve with cherry onion mixture.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
Use fresh or frozen cherries, if frozen, let them thaw first.
This makes enough sauce for 2 tenderloins.
If you want to cook this in the oven, cook at 425º for 10-15 minutes until meat thermometer registers 145º.
The pork will continue to cook when removed from the heat.