SLOW COOKER CRANBERRY ORANGE PORK TENDERLOIN — Pork tenderloin, slow cooked in a cranberry and orange sauce with golden raisins. The perfect holiday dinner!
Pork tenderloin is one of my family’s favorite cuts of meat. It’s pretty much a staple at our house.
And this Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin is fancy enough to serve for Christmas dinner!
The best part is, fancy doesn’t mean difficult. This pork tenderloin is so easy to make. And since it’s done in the slow cooker, you’ll have plenty of room in the oven for all your side dishes.
We made this last night and it was fantastic! My husband and I both agreed it will go in our recipe book. We will definitely make it again. Would also be perfect for a family gathering or dinner party. ~ Chrissi
Cranberry and orange is such a great combination of flavors too, especially for the holidays. And don’t be afraid of the golden raisins that are thrown into the mix.
My family was skeptical, but they add a wonderful sweetness. Basically, we loved everything about this pork roast–including the golden raisins.
With the fresh cranberries and orange juice, the raisins cook down into this wonderful, chutney-like sauce that’s the perfect accompaniment to slices of this tender, delicious cut of pork.
Not only does this tenderloin taste amazing, it makes a beautiful presentation on your holiday table too. Your friends and family will think you spent hours in the kitchen!
They don’t need to know the truth. That you’ll need about 10 minutes of prep time to get this roast ready to go into the slow cooker.
Made this today for supper–delicious! Thanks for the recipe. ~ Regenia
While the roast cooks, you’ll have plenty of time to spend with family and finish up your other holiday menu items.
Just before serving, you’ll simmer the sauce from the slow cooker with some cranberries and raisins, and dinner is served.
I tested this recipe on my family before settling on it for our Christmas dinner main dish. The vote was unanimous! We all want this Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin on our holiday table!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SLOW COOKER CRANBERRY ORANGE PORK TENDERLOIN
Made with 3 pound tenderloin, added just a bit of small dice fresh jalapeno. Heaven! Many thanks. ~ Meg
What a wonderful dish, thanks for sharing. ~ Sid
This recipe is my Christmas Eve dinner main dish every year & it NEVER fails me! ~ Rachel
I’ve made this I think three years in a row! It is delicious. ~ Sharon
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin
- Pork tenderloin
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Fresh cranberries
- Golden raisins
- Orange juice
- Produce: garlic, fresh parsley, oranges
Slow Cooker Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin
Pork tenderloin, slow cooked in a cranberry and orange sauce with golden raisins. The perfect holiday dinner!
- 1 (2-3 pound) pork tenderloin roast
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
- Fresh chopped parsley and orange slices, for garnish
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork tenderloin with salt and pepper, and brown on all sides, about 5-6 minutes total. Transfer the pork to a lightly greased, 6-quart slow cooker.
- Add the cranberries, raisins, orange juice, honey and garlic to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for about 3 hours, or until a thermometer reads 145 degrees. Remove pork to a cutting board and let stand 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, strain the liquid from the slow cooker through a fine mesh strainer into a medium saucepan, reserving the cranberries and raisins. Whisk together the water and cornstarch in a small bowl, then whisk into the liquid from the slow cooker.
- Bring the liquid to a boil over high heat, whisking constantly, until thickened. Stir in the reserved cranberries and raisins. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve the pork with the sauce, and fresh parsley and orange slices to garnish, if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 380mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 12g
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Hi there. Did you use a pork tenderloin or a pork loin roast. The recipe talks about both. Thanks so much!
Sure looks like a pork loin in the pictures. A pork tenderloin is skinny – only 1½-2″ in diameter, and generally which 3/4-1 1/2 pounds. A pork loin weighs anywhere from 2-5 pounds.
There appears to be a problem with the formatting of this pin. I viewing it on a mobile device, and it is all in a single column.
I have a question as well as to whether you are using a pork loin roast or pork tenderloin in this recipe. The picture looks like a pork loin roast and that is what you specify in your ingredient list but your title says “tenderloin”. Choosing a pork tenderloin is a smaller cut of meat and would influence the cook time. I would like to use a pork loin roast for Christmas Eve and this recipe looks great – can you advise whether I should cook for longer or not?
You can use either. I have done both. The cook time in the recipe is for a 2-3 pound roast, so I would base your cooking time on that. If your roast is larger, then you would probably want to increase the cook time accordingly. I would also suggest using a meat thermometer and cook to the suggested temperature in the recipe of 145 degrees. Then you can adapt to whatever size and cut of meat you are using and be sure that the roast is done.
This didn’t go well for me, I suspect largely because I used a tenderloin. I suspect I should have started checking the temperature at the two hour mark, but three hours resulted in an over cooked, very dry dinner. At least there was sauce:-)
Made this today for supper delicious! Thanks for the recipe
Do you think this would work with turkey or chicken breast?
I would think so.
We made this last night and it was fantastic! My husband and I both agreed it will go in our recipe book. We will definitely make it again. Would also be perfect for a family gathering or dinner party.
Made with 3 lb tenderloin, added just a bit (1 T) of small dice fresh jalapeno. Heaven! Many thanks, Danelle!
What a wonderful dish, thanks for sharing.
The amount of liquids seems small, 1/4 cup?
Hi could this be made in a instant pot?
I’m sure it could. I don’t use an Instant Pot often, so I couldn’t tell you how to convert the recipe though.
This recipe is my Christmas Eve dinner main dish every year & it NEVER fails me! Curious if I could switch out the pork for a beef roast. Do you recommend these flavors for that? Thanks!
I cut a pork blade roast into chunks & it worked well. Very tender. For more tartness, I used less honey, more juice, and replaced the raisins with dried cranberries. It was delicious. I’ll try it with chicken next time. Thanks for a great, easy recipe!
Sharron L Tufts
I’ve made this I think three years in a row! It is delicious. I’ve already bought the tenderloin because the grocery store is put of things a lot!! How long would it take in the oven?
Can you make this 8n a regular oven? What adjustments would you recommend?
Reading the comments I wondered why mine didn’t take 3 hours to cook! I used tenderloin and was delicious! I want to do it in the oven this year, how long do you think it would take to cook?
Can you substitute canned cranberry sauce?
I haven’t tried that, but I’m sure you could.
I just test-cooked this for possible Christmas dinner. The pork was tender and delicious, but the cranberries were sooo tart. I left out the raisins. Would they have sweetened the cranberries? If I make it for Christmas, I want to know that m6 guests will not be put off by the tartness. Thanks.
The raisins would have helped. You could also add more sugar.