Cherry Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

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Grill or roast this ultra tender and juicy Cherry Balsamic Pork Tenderloin to perfection that’s immersed in a sweet n’ tangy marinade which then doubles as a delicious sauce. Super quick, easy and so good!

Even though school started last week, summer isn’t officially over and I’m hanging on to every last second. Cherries are still gracing market tables and our grill is still firing up. I think of this recipe as a great go-to as we transition into fall, and back-to-school necessitates dinners with easy prep you can get on the table quickly.

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Making Cherry Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Now while I grilled the pork tenderloins, you can totally lay them on a large, rimmed baking sheet and toss in the oven. Having options in cooking methods is such a great thing so you’re not hamstrung to weather.

I love using fruit in savory dishes and the cherries, whether fresh or frozen, add such tremendous flavor to the whole dish. You can easily substitute peaches, mango, or a blend of berries instead of the cherries.

pork, cherries, and other marinade ingredients

When it comes to the marinade, it’s a quick blend of cherries, aged balsamic, Dijon mustard, honey, thyme, and of course s&p. Use either a high-powered blender or food processor to make a smooth puree. I used fresh cherries since they’re still in season, but for this recipe thawed frozen cherries will definitely work.

Reserve about 3/4 cup of the puree to enjoy with the tenderloins when serving and use the rest as a marinade. Marinating for a few hours is best, but if you’re short on time, let the pork sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.?

Fresh Cherries

Once you’ve grilled or roasted the pork, let it rest a good ten minutes for the juices to redistribute in the meat rather than just pour out on your cutting board. Then give those charred, tender slices a good drizzle of the reserved marinade and you’re ready to dig in. Scroll past the next photo for some super delish, complementary recipes to serve along with the tenderloins. Enjoy, friends!!

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What to Serve with Cherry Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

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Cherry Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Grill or roast tender and juicy pork tenderloin to perfection that’s coated in a sweet n’ tangy cherry balsamic marinade which doubles as a delicious sauce!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Keyword cherry glaze, gluten free, pork tenderloin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating/Resting Time (Inactive) 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Kim Peterson

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups fresh, or frozen and thawed cherries, halved and pitted
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, plus a few sprigs for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 pork tenderloins, about 1 pound each

Instructions

  • Combine the first 7 ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend mixture until smooth and pureed, about 45 seconds.
  • Makes about 1 ¾ cups. Reserve ¾ cup of marinade to pass separately when serving.
  • Trim pork tenderloins of any excess fat or silver skin. Place pork in a resealable plastic bag.
  • Pour remaining marinade over the tenderloins. Seal bag and make sure all the meat is coated.
  • Marinate at least 30 minutes at room temperature or chill up to 24 hours. Remove pork from the refrigerator 30-45 minutes before grilling or roasting.
  • Prepare grill* on medium-high heat.
  • Remove the tenderloins from the bag and place in the center of the grill. Discard bag with marinade.
  • Cover and cook for 12-15 minutes, turning every 4-5 minutes, until the tenderloin reaches an internal temperature of 140-145 degrees F using an instant-read thermometer.
  • Let pork rest 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved marinade. Enjoy!

Notes

*You can also roast the tenderloins on a large, rimmed baking sheet in a 400-degree F oven for about 30 minutes.

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4 Comments

  1. I’m salivating over this pork tenderloin with cherry balsamic glaze!! Such amazing flavors in this dish, and those cherries are such a gorgeous rich red color! This is definitely a recipe I would make for a dinner party, thanks for sharing!

  2. Cherry and balsamic?? What a genius combination of flavors!! Fruit and savory are my favorite too! And since I get bored of the sauce I use, I will be saving this recipe next time I make pork tenderloin!!

  3. Pork tenderloin is my husbands favorite pork cut. The flavor note of your cherry balsamic marinade and sauce sounds like such a perfect match to grilled or roasted tenderloin. Pinning this recipe to surprise my husband for dinner soon. He’ll love it, and I know I will too!

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