Weight Watchers Pork Tenderloin

The cranberry glaze takes this Pork Tenderloin recipe from Weight Watchers is over the top. Easy to make in your slow cooker.

weight watchers pork tenderloin

I’m always looking for different ways to make Pork Tenderloin so I decided to give this recipe from Weight Watchers a shot.

meat in skillet

This recipe is not terribly involved but does use ingredients that you may not have on hand like the dried apricots and possibly the cranberry sauce if you are going to make this recipe “off-season”.

cranberry sauce on on meat in slow cooker

I have personally never subscribed to Weight Watchers but have several family members that have over the years. This recipe comes from one of their old recipe books. I’m including the “points” listed in the book for convenience but if this is important to you, please confirm directly with Weight Watchers.

Weight Watchers Points for this recipe: 6 points per slice

weight watchers pork tenderloin

Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. Just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.

weight watchers pork tenderloin

The cook times listed below should be considered approximate. Many factors come into play like the brand of slow cooker, size, ambient temperature, etc.

Use a digital thermometer to check the internal temperature of the pork tenderloin. It will be ready when the internal temperature reaches 145°F.

sliced pork tenderloin

You will need the following ingredients to make this Pork Tenderloin recipe from Weight Watchers (see recipe card for quantities): Pork Tenderloin, Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Canola Oil, Cranberry Sauce, Dried Apricots, Cornstarch, Ground Allspice and Orange Zest.

  1. Season the pork with one 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/8 tsp of pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add the pork and cook until brown on all sides, about six minutes. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, dried apricots, cornstarch, allspice, and the remaining salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the cranberry mixture over the pork turning to coat. Cover and for about 3 on high or 5 hours on low, until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  5. Let the pork tenderloin rest for at least 5 minutes before transferring it to a cutting board and cutting it into eight slices. Add the orange zest to the cranberry sauce and serve with the pork.

Printable Recipe Card

pork tenderloin slices

Weight Watchers Pork Tenderloin

The cranberry glaze takes this Pork Tenderloin recipe from Weight Watchers over the top. Easy to make in your slow cooker.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 152 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb Pork Tenderloin
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Canola Oil
  • 1 Cup Cranberry Sauce
  • ½ Cup Dried Apricots, cut into thin strips
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Allspice
  • 2 Tsp Orange Zest

Instructions
 

  • Season the pork with one 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/8 tsp of pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the pork and cook until brown on all sides, about six minutes. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, dried apricots, cornstarch, allspice, and the remaining salt and pepper.
  • Pour the cranberry mixture over the pork turning to coat. Cover and for about 3 on high or 5 hours on low, until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  • Let the pork tenderloin rest for at least 5 minutes before transferring it to a cutting board and cutting it into eight slices. Add the orange zest to the cranberry sauce and serve with the pork.

Notes

Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. Just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.
I have personally never subscribed to Weight Watchers but have several family members that have over the years. This recipe comes from one of their old recipe books. I’m including the “points” listed in the book for convenience but if this is important to you, please confirm directly with Weight Watchers.
Weight Watchers Points for this recipe: 6 points per slice

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 12gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 329mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 311IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Maggie says:

    This weight watchers pork tenderloin was to die for. So tasty and with the cranberry mixture it just made it more flavourful. The best recipe I have made in a long time.

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