A tablespoon of grape jelly helps thicken the tangy-sweet sauce. Tenderloin is lean and juicy when properly prepared. Use a meat thermometer to avoid overcooking.
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail (such as Ocean Spray)
1 tablespoon grape jelly
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
To prepare pork, combine first 4 ingredients; rub evenly over pork.
Heat a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Place pan in oven; cook pork at 400° for 12 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink). Place pork on a cutting board; keep warm.
To prepare sauce, add the chicken broth, dried cranberries, and juice to pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in jelly; cook 8 minutes or until mixture is slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Cut the pork into (1/2-inch) slices. Serve with sauce.
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Yum, yum. And so quick and easy. As my tenderloin was a bit on the fat side, it took a little longer - 5 minutes to sear each side and then about 20 minutes in the oven. Didn't have grape jelly so used plum jelly. Excellent. Will definitely make again.
Just tried this a couple of weeks ago, and have to say it was outstanding! Simple and quick, but would be very nice a for company dinner (according to my hubby). I used 100% Cranberry Juice instead of cranberry cocktail.
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