HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHERRIES:

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 lb pork loin

Cherry Balsamic Glaze:

  • 1 cup finely chopped (brown) onion
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 of an 8 oz jar of 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
  • 1 16 oz. bag frozen cherries, pitted

optional garnish:

  • rosemary sprigs
  • fresh or dried orange slices

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. Roast pork loin in the oven for 30 minutes to get beautiful color on your roast.

Meanwhile, Make Cherry Glaze:

  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. Transfer pork to platter. Let rest 10 minutes. Carve and serve warm with cherry pan sauce.

notes

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

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