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Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange

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This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange is a delicious fix it and forget it holiday Crock Pot recipe. 

This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange is a delicious fix it and forget it holiday Crock Pot recipe. 
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When it comes to the Christmas celebrations, I am more of a fix it and forget it kind of gal. While we always have a nice sit down dinner for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the days after are much more relaxing. This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange is the perfect holiday recipe to make.

Christmas week is one big celebration in our home. It’s our first real relaxing break from farm life. Our store closes for the next few months and we get to spend a lot of quality family time together. Our house also becomes a revolving door of friends and family visiting, which I LOVE!

I like to throw this easy Christmas recipe into my slow cooker during Christmas week so I can feed anyone and everyone who comes to visit. It has the wonderful flavors of the season. Umm hello cranberries and oranges. Both these pair so well with the pork tenderloin. 

Check out this delicious recipe!

This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange is a delicious fix it and forget it holiday Crock Pot recipe. 

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make this Crock Pot Pork Recipe?

3 lbs. Pork Tenderloin

Salt & Pepper

Olive Oil

Fresh or Frozen Cranberries

Maple Syrup

Orange, zested and juiced

Balsamic Vinegar

Fresh Rosemary

Slow Cooker

How To Make Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange Recipe?

Step 1

Sprinkle the tenderloin with salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, and brown each side of the tenderloin. Place the tenderloin in the slow cooker, and turn the temperature to low.

Step 2

This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange is a delicious fix it and forget it holiday Crock Pot recipe. 

In a small saucepan, combine cranberries, water and maple syrup and bring to a boil. Cook for about 5 minutes or until cranberries begin to split. Reserve about ½ cup of cranberry sauce for serving.

Slowly add the orange zest, juice, and balsamic vinegar into the remaining cranberry sauce. Stir until well mixed then pour over the tenderloin in the slow cooker.

Step 3

This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange is a delicious fix it and forget it holiday Crock Pot recipe. 

Place the sprig of fresh rosemary on top and cover. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Remove from the slow cooker when the internal temperature is 145 degrees.

Step 4

This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange is a delicious fix it and forget it holiday Crock Pot recipe. 

Let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved ½ cup cranberry sauce on top and additional orange zest, if desired.

Tips for Preparing This Easy Holiday Slow Cooker Recipe

  • Do not overcook this. If cooked too long, the meat will “pull” rather than slice. Which tastes equally as good, but won’t look as pretty!
  • You can substitute the maple syrup for white granulated sugar if desired.
  • You do not need to reserve the cranberry sauce as topping but it makes a beautiful elegant presentation!
  • Letting the pork rest after cooking seals in the juices, making it extra tasty!
  • This goes wonderful with mashed potatoes and green beans.
This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange is a delicious fix it and forget it holiday Crock Pot recipe. 

Must-Have Recipe Resources

These items are helpful to have in your kitchen when making this recipe

Crock-Pot or Slow Cooker

Cutting Board

Saucepan

Zester


Meal Plan Game Plan

Add this delicious Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange recipe to your weekly meal plan. Here are a few other items that you can also add to your meal plan game plan too.

The Best Mashed Potatoes

Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts

Easy Breaded Cauliflower

Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange is a delicious fix it and forget it holiday Crock Pot recipe. 
This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange is a delicious fix it and forget it holiday Crock Pot recipe. 
This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange is a delicious fix it and forget it holiday Crock Pot recipe. 
Yield: 6-8 servings

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
This Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries & Orange is a delicious fix it and forget it holiday Crock Pot recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs pork tenderloin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 16oz bag fresh or frozen cranberries
  • ½ cup water
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • ⅛ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 inch sprig of fresh rosemary

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the tenderloin with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, and brown each side of the tenderloin. Place the tenderloin in the slow cooker, and turn the
    temperature to low.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine cranberries, water and maple syrup and bring to a boil. Cook for about 5 minutes or until cranberries begin to split. Reserve about ½ cup of cranberry sauce for serving.
  4. Slowly add the orange zest, juice, and balsamic vinegar into the remaining cranberry sauce. Stir until well mixed then pour over the tenderloin in the slow cooker.
  5. Place the sprig of fresh rosemary on top and cover. Cook on low for 4 hours. Remove from the slow cooker when the internal temperature is 145 degrees.
  6. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved ½ cup cranberry sauce on top and additional orange zest, if desired.


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