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Roasted Pork with Blackberry Sauce

Here’s a fancy dinner recipe that really isn’t fancy at all:  Roasted Pork with Blackberry Sauce

Roasted Pork with Blackberry Sauce recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

Today I’m highlighting a dinner recipe that is quick and easy, and it’s definitely pretty enough for holiday entertaining.

Roasted Pork with Blackberry Sauce recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

The recipe begins with a Smithfield Original Recipe Marinated Pork Loin Filet.  I love this product because it comes already marinated and perfectly seasoned for easy, throw-it-in-the-oven roasting.  While the pork is in the oven, a simple blackberry sauce is prepared to serve along with it.

Roasted Pork with Blackberry Sauce recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

When blackberries are simmered, they break down into a beautiful, thick sauce.. perfect for topping a beautiful piece of roasted pork!  And what I love most about this recipe is that the blackberry sauce looks so beautiful for a special holiday dinner.

Isn’t it just gorgeous?

Roasted Pork with Blackberry Sauce recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

Add some fresh parsley alongside the roasted pork with blackberry sauce, and the presentation is festive enough for a holiday table.

Roasted Pork with Blackberry Sauce recipe - from RecipeGirl.com

Slices of this pork turn out to be tender and juicy.  Top the slices with blackberry sauce, and that’s a beautiful main dish for you.  The sauce is sweet, and it’s scented lightly with cinnamon.  It’s the perfect pairing for roasted pork.

For more delicious, seasonal recipes that are ready in a matter of minutes, try this recipe featuring Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork: Filet Mignon Pork with Buttery Mushrooms.  For more meal inspiration and recipe ideas, visit Smithfield.com/RFRF or Facebook.com/CookingwithSmithfield.

Yield: About 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: About 45 minutes

Roasted Pork with Blackberry Sauce

Ingredients:

Pork:

  • One Smithfield Original Recipe Marinated Pork Loin Filet (1.7 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Directions:

  1.  Place the pork loin on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast according to the package instructions.
  2. While your pork is in the oven, prepare the blackberry sauce.  Place the sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan and place on the stove over medium heat.  Continue to heat (and stir occasionally) until the blackberries break down into a slightly thickened sauce.  Remove the cinnamon stick and discard.
  3. Serve warm sauce over slices of roasted pork.
SOURCE:  RecipeGirl.com

Here are a few more roasted pork recipes you might enjoy:

Disclosure:  This post has been written in partnership with Smithfield to share their line of marinated pork.  This is a product that I know and use in my kitchen.  All opinions shared are my own.

2 Responses to “Roasted Pork with Blackberry Sauce”

  1. postedDec 14, 2016 3:42 PM
    Joanne

    The blackberry sauce really makes this pork dish!

  2. postedDec 15, 2016 4:36 AM

    Love the blackberry sauce! I can’t wait to try that! It sounds perfect with this pork!

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