Looking for an elegant dinner to serve over the holidays that’s not your traditional turkey or ham? This Glazed Pork Loin with Mango Cranberry Sauce is perfect for the occasion.
I love cooking pork loin for gatherings. It’s such a showstopper of a dish whether you make a grilled pork loin with chimichurri, prosciutto wrapped pork loin, or this gorgeous and festive dish – Glazed Pork Loin with Cranberry Mango Sauce.
It’s hard to say what my favorite part of this dish is…
- The tangy, mango glaze that caramelizes so perfectly and coats the pork?
- The mango cranberry sauce that puts such a fun twist on traditional cranberry sauce?
- Or the fact that it’s just so darn pretty?
There are so many amazing reasons to love this dish.
I have to say, if you don’t already have your menu planned for the holidays, this Mango Pork Loin should definitely be added to it! I mean, can you imagine how impressed your guests would be with this dish? And, they’d have no idea how simple it is to actually make.
Since most of us are probably not travelling to the tropics this year, I thought that giving this dish a bit of Island flair with mangos was totally appropriate.
Did you know that mangoes are in-season all year long? That makes them such a great choice when you’re looking to add a little flair to your holiday dishes. I added them to the pork glaze recipe as well as into the cranberry sauce.
PS – The Mango Cranberry Sauce can be made up to a week ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.
Mango Pork Glaze Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Brown Sugar
- Dijon Mustard
- Soy Sauce
Pork Glaze Recipe:
- Blend mango, vinegar, sugar, Dijon and soy sauce until smooth.
- Sauté shallots in butter.
- Add mango puree.
- Simmer until thickened.
Pork Glaze Variations:
- Honey Glaze for Pork Loin – Swap out the brown sugar for honey.
- Maple Glaze for Pork Loin – Swap out the brown sugar for maple syrup.
- Sweet and Spicy Glaze for Pork Tenderloin – Add in a large pinch of red pepper flakes.
What Temperature Should You Cook Pork Loin to?
- Pork tenderloin should be cooked to 145-degrees.
How Can You Tell if Pork Tenderloin is Done?
- Using an instant read thermometer is the best way to measure the doneness of pork tenderloin. It should register at 145-degrees.
How Can You Tell if Pork Loin is Done Without a Thermometer?
- Poke a small hole in the pork with knife or fork. The juices should be clear (not pink). If sliced into, the pork should just have a hint of pink.
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What Wine Goes Best with Glazed Pork Tenderloin?
- Pinot Noir
- Gamay Noir
More Pork Recipes:
- 30-Minute Pork Tenderloin Piccata
- Pork Medallions with Mojo Sauce
- Homemade Shake N Bake Pork Chops
- Sous Vide Pork Chops Recipe
- The BEST Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
- Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
What to Serve with Glazed Pork Loin:
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Broccolini with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Reduction & Cranberries
- Mashed Cauliflower
- Arugula Salad
Glazed Pork Loin with Cranberry Mango Sauce
Mango Cranberry Sauce:
- 1 ½ cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 large ripe mango (peeled pitted and diced (or 1 cup frozen mango))
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup water
Mango Glazed Pork Loin:
- 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 pound pork loin roast (tied)
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1 large ripe mango (peeled pitted and diced (about 1 cup))
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 medium shallot (minced)
- 1 Tablespoon butter
Mango Cranberry Sauce:
- Add all ingredients to a medium skillet and cook over medium heat until the cranberries start to burst. Let cool for while you prepare the pork loin.
- Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.
- In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil on high heat until shimmering. Season the pork with salt and pepper and cook over high heat, turning occasionally with tongs, until browned on all sides, 6-8 minutes.
- Place the pork in the oven and roast for about 40-minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 135 degrees.
- Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the mango, vinegar, sugar, Dijon and soy sauce and process until smooth.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter and sauté the shallots over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the mango puree and simmer until thickened, 5-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
- Brush the mango glaze all over the pork. Return to oven and continue to roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 140-degrees, about 5 minutes longer.
- Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes. Carve into slices and serve with Mango Cranberry Sauce on the side.