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Roasted Pork Loin with Cherry Sauce

I love this roasted pork loin with cherry sauce recipe because it is super simple to make but it presents as a very elegant meal. This is perfect for a dinner party when you want to be free to spend time with your guests.

The Bing cherry owes its development to the Ch...
The Bing cherry owes its development to the Chinese-American horticulturalist Ah Bing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Roasted Pork Loin with Cherry Sauce
3 – 3 1/2 pound boneless pork loin roast
Salt and pepper as desired

Cherry Sauce:
2 cups frozen pitted tart red cherries, thawed or 1 can pitted tart red cherries, drained
1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
½ cup red raspberry jelly
Dash of nutmeg and coriander
4 teaspoons cornstarch

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees. Salt and pepper the pork loin lightly and place on a rack in a roasting pan.
  2. Roast until inner temperature reaches 155 degrees, approximately 1 ½ – 1 ¾ hours.
  3. When done, remove from oven, cover with foil and let stand for 10 – 15 minutes before serving. Meanwhile make the sauce:
  4. In a medium sized saucepan, combine the cranberry juice cocktail, cornstarch, nutmeg and coriander. Place over medium high heat and stir in the jelly. Bring to a light boil, stirring constantly. Simmer for a few minutes, stirring, until mixture is thick.
  5. Add cherries and cook until heated through.
  6. Serve the sauce over the meat.
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