Get ready for a seriously tasty dinner with our Cranberry Pork Tenderloin recipe. Juicy pork slices and a savory cranberry and onion curry sauce, all served over a bed of fluffy rice. It’s comfort food for sure – simple, satisfying, delicious, and ready in about one hour!
Love cranberries? Try these Cranberry Chili Meatballs, too!
- Pork tenderloin
- Olive oil
- Light corn syrup
- Curry powder
- Whole berry cranberry sauce. (Storebought or homemade cranberry sauce)
Step 1: Place pork tenderloin in a roasting pan. (Line the catch pan with foil for easier clean-up.) Rub pork with a light coating of olive oil. Cook until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F., about 1 hour.
Step 2: Meanwhile, make the cranberry glaze by cooking onion and curry powder in butter until the onion is tender but not brown.
Step 3: Stir in cranberry sauce and corn syrup. Heat through.
Step 4: When the pork tenderloin has reached a 160-degree internal temperature, slice it into medallions. I like to lay the tenderloin slices over rice.
Step 5: Spoon the cranberry sauce and onion curry glaze over the pork.
You can serve the cranberry sauce with onion curry on the side, but I like to pour it over the top because it’s pretty!
- Make Ahead: Prepare the cranberry sauce ahead of time. Store it in the fridge and reheat it while the pork is roasting.
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure perfectly cooked pork. Aim for an internal temperature of 160 degrees F for tender and safe-to-eat pork.
- Canned whole-berry cranberry sauce saves time, but you can use your leftover cranberry sauce if you have some.
- Serve over rice for a complete meal. The rice soaks up the delicious cranberry and onion curry sauce.
Yes, you can prepare the cranberry sauce ahead of time. Store it in the fridge and reheat it while the pork is roasting.
Certainly, if you’re not a fan of curry, you can omit it from the recipe. The sauce will still have a delightful cranberry and onion flavor.
A light red wine, like Pinot Noir, or a white wine with some acidity, such as Chardonnay, can complement the dish’s flavors.
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Cranberry Pork Tenderloin
- 2 lb pork tenderloin ( I usually buy two tenderloins)
- ½ cup onion chopped
- ¼ cup butter
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- ½ teaspoon curry powder (can use ¼ teaspoon for a very subtle flavor)
- 1 16-oz can whole berry cranberry sauce
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place tenderloin in roasting pan. Rub with olive oil and place in oven. Cook until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees about 1 hour. Cut into medallions to serve.
- Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook onion and curry powder in butter until the onion is tender but not brown. Stir in cranberry sauce and corn syrup. Heat through. Spoon over pork medallions or serve on the side. Delicious served with rice.