Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Gerri Williams
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
4 Hours 20 Mins
Serves: 8

Hands-off cooking produces easy and flavorful Pork Loin with Cherries. The slow cooker not only saves times but frees up cooking space in the oven or cooktop.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together preserves, juice, dried cherries and vinegar in slow cooker.

Step 2

Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pat pork roast dry with paper towels; sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. When oil is hot but not smoking, brown pork on all sides, turning with tongs, about 10 minutes total. Transfer to slow cooker and place on top of cherry mixture.

Step 3

Cover and cook on low until pork is cooked through and internal temperature reaches 145°F on a meat thermometer, about 4 hours. Remove pork to a cutting board and tent with foil to rest.

Step 4

Skim fat from cooking juices and transfer juices (with cherries) to a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat to medium-low and keep at a brisk simmer until liquid has reduced to 2 cups, about 10 minutes. Slice pork and serve with juices and cherries spooned on top.

Ratings & Reviews

Haiku02's Review

January 04, 2013

Becky8575's Review

December 19, 2012
Amazing! Easy! Flavorful! Making again for Christmas Eve dinner! I partnered it with mashed butternut squash and brussels sprouts. Christmas Eve will be roasted potatoes and asparagus! Make this! You won't regret it! :)