Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Blood Orange Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

Roasted Pork Ternderloin is an easy main dish that you can flavor any way you want. While I didn’t get to sit down and enjoy this deliciously moist yet crispy around the edges pork tenderloin, Jaden loved every bit of it. Jerome even enjoyed it which can sometimes be more difficult then trying to please the kids.

I love switching up our same ole meals from time to time and this pork tenderloin was a great change. It’s also an easy and inexpensive meal you can serve up as a main dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. The leftovers can be made into yummy sandwiches and topped with the Blood Orange Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce.

Lifestyle blogger Nicole Reid at Home on Poplar Creek shares an easy Roasted Pork Tenderloin recipe with Blood Orange Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

How to cook a Pork Tenderloin?

The best way to cook a pork tenderloin is low and slow in the oven. This helps to keep the moisture locked in. To get crispy caramelized edges, brown your tenderloin on all sides in a hot pan drizzled with olive oil before placing it in the oven. You could also cook your tenderloin in a slow cooker or instant pot, however, you will not get crispy edges.

Lifestyle blogger Nicole Reid at Home on Poplar Creek shares how to brown the sides of a pork tenderloin before roasting in the oven

What to serve with your Pork Tenderloin?

Growing up, one thing I always loved to eat with any pork meal was Mashed Potatoes. You could also serve up Crispy Smashed Potatoes or my easy Oven Roasted Broccoli recipe.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Blood Orange Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

Crispy and tender pork tenderloin paired with this sweet Blood Orange Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce is the perfect weekday meal or a great main dish for the holidays!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry sauce, pork tenderloin
Servings: 4 people
Author: Nicole Reid

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

For the Pork Tenderloin

  • 2 lb Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig of fresh sage
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

For the Blood Orange Pomegranate Cranberry Sauce

  • 1 cup fresh cranberries washed
  • 4 oz pomegranate seeds
  • 1 juice from one blood orange
  • zest from one blood orange
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh sage

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Brown garlic, rosemary, sage and thyme in olive oil. Season tenderloin with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • While pork is roasting, bring cranberries, pomegranate, orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon stick, rosemary, sage and sugar to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Boil for 10 minutes on medium heat, stirring consistently.
  • Remove from heat. Remove the cinnamon stick rosemary and sage and allow to cool.
  • Sear pork tenderloin for 2-4 minutes on high heat on each side. Remove from heat and place in oven to bake for 35-40 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 155). Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Slice tenderloin into 1/2 inch slices and arrange on a platter. Drizzle with cranberry sauce. Serve and enjoy!

Let me know what you think if you give this recipe a try! I would love to know your thoughts down in the comments.

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November 17, 2019

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