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Sweet and Spicy Cherry Glazed Pork Loin

Demetra Overton
Prep Time 6 hrs
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 25 mins
Servings 4 -6 servings


  • one pork loin about 4 pounds
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes to taste
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 oranges - one for 1/4 cup orange juice one for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 sliced shallots
  • 1 sprig of rosemary about 3 inches long
  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cherry preserves
  • one sliced orange for garnish


  • Slice the pork loin into 1 inch slices
  • Season the pork loin slices with pepper and red pepper flakes
  • Place the pork loin slices in a zip top bag
  • Pour the soy sauce and 1/4 orange juice into the zip top bag. Smash the garlic cloves and add to the bag, refrigerate for up to 6 hours
  • Remove the pork loin from the marinade and pat dry
  • Heat a skillet with 2 teaspoons of canola oil over high heat
  • Brown the pork loin for 2 minutes per side, in batches, removing them to a platter after browning. The pork loin will not be cooked through.
  • Pour the oil out of the pan
  • Add the shallots, apple cider vinegar and cherry preserves to the pan and simmer over medium heat until preserves have melted
  • Add the pork loin back to the pan with the preserves and simmer, turning frequently to coat.
  • Cook until the pork loin reaches 145 -150 degrees and the glaze thickens
  • Serve the pork loin with oranges slice to garnish