Instant Pot Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin

Dec '21 — 3 minute read

With the holidays approaching, mama is always looking for quick and yummy recipes! Our friend, Alex Daynes is sharing her super easy Instant Pot Cranberry Orange Pork Tenderloin recipe. Alex is a food and recipe blogger who loves sharing tricks and tips for simple Instant Pot recipes. Be sure to follow her on Instagram @thealexdaynes for more recipes! 


Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins
Additional Time: 5 mins | Total Time: 20 mins

- 2-3 lbs. pork tenderloin

- 2 tablespoons butter

- 1 teaspoon salt 

- 1 teaspoon pepper

- 1 cup orange juice 

- 14 ounce can cranberry sauce- 1/2 cup Catalina dressing 

- 1 orange, cut into slices- 1/4 cup fresh cranberries, plus more to garnish 

- 1 tablespoon corn starch -

- Additional orange slices and fresh rosemary for garnish


Turn your Instant Pot on to sauté and add in the butter.


When the instant pot is hot, sear the outsides of the tenderloins until golden brown on the outsides, this will take about 3 minutes.


Remove the tenderloins from the instant pot and place them on a plate nearby. Turn the sauté function off.


Add the orange juice to the instant pot. Place the trivet in the instant pot and place the tenderloins on the trivet.


Season the tenderloins with salt and pepper, then add the cranberry sauce, Catalina dressing, sliced oranges, and fresh cranberries. Lock the lid, set the valve to seal, and set the cooking time by hitting MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK- HIGH, and set it to 10 minutes. The Instant Pot will display ON while it comes to pressure, and then it will count down from 10.


When the timer sounds and the cook time is finished, quick release the pressure by turning the valve from sealing to venting. Test the tenderloin with a thermometer and make sure the internal temperature reads at least 145°F.


Remove the tenderloin from the instant pot, along with the trivet and the orange peels. Turn the instant pot onto sauté again, and add the cornstarch. Stir the sauce until it begins to boil and thicken and then serve over the sliced tenderloin. Enjoy!

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