Crockpot Cherry Balsamic Glazed Pork

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 Cherry Balsamic Glazed Pork

*Disclaimer: I was compensated to create this recipe on behalf of choosecherries.com. All opinions expressed are my own….as usual.

Hello all you crazy kids.

Well, here I sit and type in my bed getting ready to enjoy some rather restful sleep.

While my husband was gone, I splurged a little and upgraded our bed to a full king instead of just a queen and oh em gee what a difference. Before I had tons of room because, well, it was just me in a queen sized bed. And now as you can probably imagine, I look a little ridiculous because I have too much room {is there ever such a thing?} because it’s just me in the middle of a king sized bed.

Of course once my husband comes home and my daughter realizes that my ‘sorry sweetie, there’s just not enough room in mommy and daddy’s bed‘ excuse is a lie, this bed might just be the perfect size.

But until then, I’m enjoying this new cozy space.

Suddenly, all I want to do is sleep.

Actually, that’s not a ‘suddenly’ statement. I always want to sleep. {I blame motherhood.}

Anyways, speaking of sleep, May is the Better Sleep Month. Who knew? On top of getting a new bed to help me get the right kind of rest I need, I had no idea that tart cherries have been shown to help people sleep more efficiently. Again, who knew? So I partnered with choosecherries.com to bring you this delicious PSA about sleep + a delicious Crockpot Cherry Balsamic Glazed Pork recipe.

It’s easy to throw together, delicious and kid-friendly.

Here’s how to make it:

Minced Garlic

Sooo, this is just a series of prepping/measuring ingredients and pouring them into the crockpot. I know, IT’S SO HARD. The first thing I did was chop some onions and garlic and add it into the crockpot.

cherry balsamic

Up next: tart cherry juice.

glaze ingredient in a measuring cup

Also needed: honey.

Other glaze ingredients on a counter

Last few ingredients? Sesame oil, ground ginger and dijon mustard. Did I mention this recipe has a bit of an Asian flair? Cause it does.

Raw Pork

So, once all those ingredients are in the crockpot, you can prep your 3 pounds of pork loins simply with just a little salt and pepper.

 Cherry Balsamic Glazed Pork cooking in the crockpot

Slide those babies into your crockpot and cook until barely cooked; 2 hours or so. A misconception about crockpot cooking is that meat will come out moist no matter how long you cook it. Well, I’m here to tell you that that is NOT TRUE! Watch your meat and take a few internal temperature readings to see how the cooking process is going.

Cooked pork

Once the meat is done, pull it out and set it on a cooling rack and baking sheet. You’ll understand why in a sec.

Basting pork

Now comes the fun part 🙂 We’re going to glaze these babies in more tart cherry juice, balsamic vinegar and sugar. Stick the pork under the broiler to make that glaze sticky and you are ready to eat!

 Cherry Balsamic Glazed Pork

The glaze adds a nice color plus delicious flavor and if you pulled the pork out right at temp, it should be plenty moist.

My kids actually gobbled up this ‘chicken’ {every meat is chicken at my house} and actually ate leftovers the next day. Score!

Get the printable recipe below. Enjoy, friends!!

Crockpot Cherry Balsamic Glazed Pork

Crockpot cherry balsamic glazed pork is easy to throw together, delicious and kid-friendly.

servings 6 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened tart cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 3 lbs pork tenderloin
  • salt & pepper to taste

for the glaze-

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened tart cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • parsley and sesame seeds for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Place cherry juice, honey, onion, garlic, mustard, sesame oil and ginger into a crockpot and stir. Set aside.
  • Generously rub a 3 pound pork tenderloin with salt and pepper and place into crockpot. Cover and cook on high 2-2 1/2 hours until just cooked. Remove meat from crockpot and set on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Set aside.
  • To make the glaze, place all ingredients into a small saucepan and heat gently to melt sugar. Brush overtop pork. Broil until meat gets dark and sticky. Top with parsley and sesame seeds. Slice into 1/2 inch slices and serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 1065mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot, Glazed Pork
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10 Responses
  1. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek

    Looks yummy.
    On our honeymoon we had a king size bed. We decided that we didn’t like it because “we don’t even know the other person is there” it is so big. Fast forward almost 16 years and “we need a bigger bed, you keep elbowing me in the face”.
    Such is life.

  2. Stephanie

    Good Morning…loved the lettuce wraps but my slim adorable group were hungry about an hour later…sounds like a ratty cliche, but was the truth…I follow you all the time….

  3. glasslass

    I think that a can of tart red cherries added into the tart cherry juice would add another taste of yummy. Looks good and I have a roommate who loves pork so this will probably be on the menu this week.

  4. Michelle S.

    I made this today and served it with some sauted asparagus. It was wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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