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Nothing is better than opening your door after a long day of (insert what you do all day here), and being greeted by the smell of slow-cooked cherry pork tenderloin wafting to your nose. All you have to do is shimmy into the kitchen, open the Crock Pot and scoop it out – what a way to end the day!

The Crock Pot is perfect for busy days when you don’t have time to spend time cooking a meal. Plus, after you eat, you only have a single dish to clean – score! This recipe combines pork with cherries and all those yummy winter spices – cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves for a delicious, simple and healthy main dish perfect for winter that everyone will love.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 pound pork tenderloin (can also use roast or butt)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1-2 pounds frozen cherries (or cranberries)
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/4 cup of honey

Preparation:

  • Generously season pork with salt and pepper and put in crockpot
  • In a large bowl, combine the cranberries/cherries, spices, orange zest, and honey. Mix well. Pour this around the pork.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Once there’s about half an hour left on the timer, shred up the pork to get the juice mixed throughout and put back into the crockpot.
  • Serve

Nutrition Facts:  

Per 3 oz serving (makes about 16):  Calories 167, Carbs 12g, Fat 3g, Prot 21g, Fiber 1g, Sugar 10g