7-24: Cran-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Simply Delicious contains the best recipes for pork tenderloin. I particularly enjoy this preparation, 7-24: Cran-Glazed Pork Tenderloin, which uses cranberry sauce–my favorite part of the Thanksgiving (or Christmas) meal. 🍒

7-24-cran-glazed-pork-tenderloin_page_1Pork and wine taste great when combined together. Instead of marinating the pork as in 7-18: Pork Tenderloin in Wine Sauce, the cranberry sauce and wine are put in the pan to create a sauce to coat the pork tenderloin in flavor. 🍷

7-24-cran-glazed-pork-tenderloin_page_2The TIPS section preaches an eternal truth: DO NOT OVERCOOK THE MEAT.

This dish had a lot of ingredients, and there doesn’t happen to be a picture of them for this entry. I cannot find the original–I must have deleted it while filing this batch of photos. Imagine the things listed above, in picture form. 🐖 🍒 🍷🍽

img_5145This is one pork tenderloin cut in half so that it fits into a normal sized pan. I had to use a large pan to cook 7-18: Pork Tenderloin in Wine Sauce and I didn’t want to use such a large pan this time around. Cooking on a smaller surface will concentrate the heat and cook the meat evenly. Start by browning the outside of the two pieces.

img_5148Got some crust going on one side. The meat turns white as it cooks. Pork is the other white meat.

img_5149Now that’s a more appetizing color. The meat is still needs to cook internally. While it cooks, we will make the sauce to serve with the pork.

img_5153My favorite part, pouring a half cup of cranberry sauce on to the pork tenderloin in the pan.

img_5158Add some red wine to the pan to cook in the pork drippings.

img_5160After cooking for a few minutes, the sauce is coming together nicely. Spoon it back over the pork tenderloin to add moisture while cooking.

img_5162Boil the sauce until reduced while the meat is resting.

img_5164Perfectly cooked pork, still pink in the middle, crusty and delicious on the outside. This roast is probably the best quality pork tenderloin I have ever prepared. Simply Delicious has taught me well.

img_5173Here’s the bowl of tenderloin with some glistening cranberry sauce on top. This dish didn’t last long in my refrigerator.

GRADE: A+