Pork Loin with Vanilla Bean Apple and Cranberry Compote

Pork Loin with Vanilla Bean Apple and Cranberry Compote

An elegant main dish with flavors of fall baked into each bite, a traditional pork tenderloin is elevated with notes of vanilla and seasonal fruit.

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Time

110 minutes

Difficulty

easy

Yields

8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup Reisling
  • 1 1/2 crispy apples (Fuji, Gala or Granny Smith), cut into 1/2 inch cubes (reserve peel and cores)
  • 1 teaspoon Rodelle Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Rodelle Cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 - 3 pound center cut boneless pork loin
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Cooking spray or oil
  • 1 whole shallot, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 stems rosemary
  • 1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Rodelle Vanilla Bean, split and scraped, reserve pod
  • Butchers' twine

Directions

For the pork

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Soak cranberries in a small bowl with 1/4 cup wine for 10 minutes.
  • Combine cranberries, including the wine not absorbed, apples, Rodelle vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Make an incision lengthwise in the center of the pork, cutting 3/4 of the way through the meat.
  • Fill the pork loin cavity with the apple-cranberry mixture.
  • Season the pork with sea salt and pepper, set aside 15 minutes at room temperature.
  • At this time, you can tie the loin together with butchers/kitchen twine.
  • Meanwhile, coat a roasting pan with cooking spray or oil and heat over medium high heat.
  • Sear the pork on all sides until golden brown, about 4 minutes total. Turn frequently so the meat doesn't stick.
  • Place the shallot, carrots, celery, rosemary and apple peels/cores into the roasting pan. Position the pork on top of the added ingredients.
  • Cook 25 minutes covered with aluminum foil, remove foil and cook for another 15 minutes or until pork reaches 150 degrees.

For the vinegar reduction

  • While the meat is cooking, reduce the vinegar, Rodelle vanilla bean seeds and reserved pod, and the remaining 1/2 cup of wine in a small saucepan.
  • Cook 15-20 minutes on medium-high heat until thick and syrupy.
  • Turn off burner.

To assemble

  • Remove the pork from the pan.
  • Let the meat rest 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Divide among plates and drizzle reduction over pork.

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