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Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Cherry-Onion Jam

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Both the onions and balsamic vinegar become mellow and sweet the longer they’re cooked, making them pair deliciously with dark sweet cherries. Serve this easy-to-make entrée with a wild-and-white rice pilaf, steamed beans and a tossed salad for a simple, festive holiday dinne…

Recipe courtesy of National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation

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  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups red onion (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (aged)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chinese five-spice powder
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar (packed)
  • 8 ounces sweet cherries (frozen, unsweetened, pitted, chopped and thawed)
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    1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine 1/4 tsp salt, ginger and 1/8 tsp pepper in small bowl. Rub tenderloin with oil. Sprinkle salt mixture evenly over pork; slightly rub into surface of pork.
    2. Lightly brown tenderloin over medium-high heat for 2-4 minutes in large heavy skillet. Transfer pork to rack in shallow roasting pan. Roast in heated oven for 20-27 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 5-minute rest time.
    3. Sweet Cherry-Onion Jam: Heat butter in 10-inch, heavy nonstick skillet. Add onions, garlic, 1/4 tsp sea salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 25-30 minutes or until very tender, stirring occasionally. (If necessary, reduce heat to low halfway during cooking to prevent onions from browning.)
    4. Stir in vinegar, Chinese 5-spice and brown sugar. Then stir in thawed cherries. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat about 5 minutes more or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
    5. Transfer tenderloin onto cutting board. Loosely cover with foil; let rest for 5 minutes. To serve, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices and serve with Sweet Cherry-Onion Jam.
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