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Slow Cooker Cranberry Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

balsamic cranberry rosemary pork tenderloin sliced

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This festive Slow Cooker Cranberry and Rosemary Pork Loin is simple to make and delicious to eat.  The flavors of cranberry, balsamic and rosemary combined make for a sweet and savory meal for the season!

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Rosemary Pork Loin on a serving platter

Can you believe this was made in a crockpot? It looks so elegant and festive, yet this cranberry balsamic pork loin is actually very simple to make! You basically just make the sauce, then place all of the ingredients into the crockpot, set it and leave it!

cranberry rosemary pork tenderloin sliced

The flavors of balsamic, cranberry and rosemary combined make for a tasty and flavorful dish, and it just look so festive! I love making pork tenderloin in the slow cooker, it always comes out nice and tender, and it’s a great dish to make for a lot of people, or if you want something that will give you plenty of leftovers!

sliced cranberry pork loin

This Slow Cooker Cranberry Rosemary Pork Loin was delicious, and I loved that I had plenty of it to last me throughout the week.  And if you know me, you know I’m a big fan of easy recipes!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Rosemary Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 20 mins
 

This festive Slow Cooker Cranberry and Rosemary Pork Loin is simple to make and delicious to eat.  The flavors of cranberry, balsamic and rosemary combined make for a sweet and savory meal

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry rosemary pork tenderloin, crockpot cranberry pork tenderloin, paleo pork tenderloin, slow cooker pork tenderloin
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs pork tenderloin
  • 12 ounces cranberries
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • juice from 1 orange
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, combine the cranberries, water and maple syrup. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and stir for 5-10 minutes, until the cranberries have popped and it has thickened.

  2. Add in the orange juice, orange zest and balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp rosemary, and stir until combined. Remove from heat.

  3. Place the pork tenderloin into a slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon of rosemary, and drizzle the olive oil over the top.

  4. Pour the sauce over the top of the pork. Cook on low for 5-6 hours, until the pork is tender and the internal temperature is at least 145 degrees.

  5. Remove from slow cooker and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing.
    Serve with sauce over the top. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Rosemary Pork Tenderloin

 

cranberry balsamic pork loin on a serving plate with rosemary


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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat.
    December 14, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Mmmmmmm looks so tender!

  • Reply
    Theresa Bailey
    December 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    I love jazzing up a pork tenderloin!

  • Reply
    Erika
    December 14, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    This looks so delicious and easy to make. I love anything with rosemary

    • Reply
      Jordan
      December 19, 2017 at 11:22 am

      I do too, it adds such a nice flavor!

  • Reply
    Life with Larissa
    December 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    That’s impressive that this was made in a crockpot! I’m in need of these types of recipes for my family!

  • Reply
    Alanna
    January 1, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    The time was way too long mine was over done after only 3 hours when I checked the temp. Maybe it needed to be set on low?

    • Reply
      Jordan
      January 1, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      Hi Alanna! Yes this should definitely be cooked on low, if you are following my directions under Step 4 I cook it on low for 5-6 hours. If you want to cook it on high then I would probably suggest cooking it for 2-3 hours. I rarely cook anything on high unless I am in a hurry.

  • Reply
    Justine
    January 22, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    What kind of cranberries do you use? Frozen or fresh? Fresh isn’t always available. Or could you use whole berry cranberry sauce?

    • Reply
      Jordan
      January 22, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Hi Justine! I prefer to use fresh cranberries if they are available, you can sometimes find the bag of ocean spray cranberries at the grocery store or whole foods, but if they are not available then frozen would work just fine! In this recipe we are making homemade cranberry sauce with the cranberries so I wouldn’t store-bought cranberry sauce if you are planning to follow the recipe as written.

  • Reply
    char
    April 15, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Is this a pork tenderloin or a pork loin? The cooking times seems awfully long for a pork tenderloin which is a long thinner cut of meat?

    • Reply
      Jordan
      April 15, 2018 at 5:51 pm

      Hi Char, I used a pork tenderloin for this recipe and found it to be perfect when I cooked it on low for 6 hours. When I cook a pork loin in the slow cooker I will usually cook it on low for 6-8 hours instead. If you’re concerned you can try cooking it for less time, maybe around 4-5 on low, and check it then. If the internal temperature is at least 145 degrees it should be fine. 🙂

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