We love our Instant Pot! It saves so much time and fussing and consistently yields delicious, tender results. My Cranberry Orange Pork Loin is full of Fall flavor and it smells amazing as its cooking too! Its perfect for a holiday meal or any night of the week really in my opinion. Make sure to make the gravy at the end of the recipe. It’s glossy, decadent, and totally worth the calories!
Instant Pot Cranberry Orange Pork Loin
- Instant Pot
- 2 Small saute pans
- Colander or strainer
- 3 lbs pork loin trimmed of excess fat
- 2 oranges quartered
- 2 apples cored and quartered
- 1 red onion quartered
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- 1 cup apple juice
- 1 tbsp vegetable bullion paste can sub for chicken or pork bullion paste or one cube of either flavor
- 1 12 oz can whole cranberry sauce
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp flour
- Press saute button on instant pot, make sure the temp is set to high.
- Rub pork loin on all sides with cinnamon, salt and pepper.
- Once instant pot is up to temp, add olive oil and brown all sides of the pork loin, about 3 minutes per side to seal in the juices.
- Once browned, remove pork loin from pot and set aside.
- To the bottom of the instant pot, add in apple juice, oranges, apples, onion, garlic, rosemary, vegetable bullion and cranberry sauce. Stir to combine.
- Cancel saute function and add pork loin on top of fruit and veggie mixture.
- Close the instant pot lid and set to seal.
- Press the manual button on instant pot, make sure it is set to high temperature and set time for 20 minutes
- Once time is up, allow the instant pot to naturally release for 10 minutes. When 10 minutes is up, release any additional pressure with quick release.
- Remove pork from pot and keep warm under tin foil.
- Strain liquid from instant pot into a saute pan. You will want to reserve about 1 1/2 cups to make the gravy. Taste the liquid for seasoning and add more salt or pepper as needed.
- In a separate saute pan, melt butter over low heat. Add in flour, whisking constantly. When flour mixture bubbles and turns a golden brown color after a few minutes, carefully add in a little bit of the hot liquid at a time. Turn the heat up to medium and keep whisking until the gravy is thickened.
- Slice pork into 1/4 - 1/2" slices and serve with warm gravy.