Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Cherry Sauce

Eva Amurri shares a recipe for Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Cherry Sauce

I love love love fresh cherries when they’re in season! Whenever summer comes around, I end up buying cherries almost every time I’m at the grocery store. It’s a great activity for the older kids too. Just give them a bowl of cherries outside, and they take their time chewing them and spitting the pits out. It gives me at least fifteen minutes of silence. LOL.

I also love that cherries are full of antioxidants, so I feel like I’m getting a little nutrient boost alongside my snack. Over the years, I’ve tried a lot of recipes with cherries, to use them up since I always seem to have them in the house! Today I thought I’d share my recipe for grilled pork tenderloin with Spiced Cherry Sauce.

This recipe is so easy, and really impresses, since it looks ultra pretty! I love the combo of the grilled meat and the sweet and spiced cherry sauce. This sauce also goes well with chicken, if you prefer that to pork! This recipe below serves our family– the kids like it too! You can always buy a smaller or larger pork loin if needed. The sauce easily doubles. 

Note…

To pit a cherry easily, simply put a ripe cherry over the opening of a bottle. Use a metal straw or a chopstick to push the pit through the cherry and into the bottle. 

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Ingredients…

 

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Step by Step…

Step 1

Marinate

Begin by Marinating your pork loin in the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Allow to rest at room temp for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat your grill or grill pan. 

Step 2

Start Cherry Sauce

Combine the cherries, wine, sugar, and spices in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, and then lower to a simmer, stirring every 20-30 seconds. 

Step 3

Grill

When your grill is hot, put your pork loin on. Turn every 4-5 minutes, until every side is browned, and the inside registers 155-160ºF on a thermometer inserted in the center. While the pork cooks, make sure to check on your cherry sauce often. It is done when the wine cooks down and the sauce thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper if you’d like. 

Step 4

Slice

Once the pork is cooked, allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing into medallions. 

Step 5

Enjoy

Top with the cherry sauce and enjoy immediately!

 

Eva Amurri shares a recipe for Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Cherry Sauce

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Cherry Sauce

This recipe is so easy, and really impresses, since it looks ultra pretty! I love the combo of the grilled meat and the sweet and spiced cherry sauce. This sauce also goes well with chicken, if you prefer that to pork! This recipe below serves our family– the kids like it too! You can always buy a smaller or larger pork loin if needed. The sauce easily doubles. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 761 kcal

Equipment

  • Grill or Grill Pan

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Begin by Marinating your pork loin in the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Allow to sit at room temp for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat your grill or grill pan. 
  • Combine the cherries, wine, sugar, and spices in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, and then lower to a simmer, stirring every 20-30 seconds. 
  • When your grill is hot, put your pork loin on. Turn every 4-5 minutes, until every side is browned, and the inside registers 155-160ºF on a thermometer inserted in the center. While the pork cooks, make sure to check on your cherry sauce often. It is done when the wine cooks down and the sauce thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper if you'd like. 
  • Once the pork is cooked, allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing in to medallions. 
  • Top with the cherry sauce and enjoy immediately!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Cherry Sauce
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 761 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 295mg98%
Sodium 1113mg48%
Potassium 2058mg59%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 94g188%
Vitamin A 48IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Cherries, Pork, summer, Tenderloin
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Eva Amurri shares a recipe for Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Spiced Cherry Sauce

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