Instant Pot Orange-Cranberry-Balsamic Pork Loin


Succulent pork is cooked quickly in the Instant Pot with a warm and aromatic sauce. We enjoy this with egg noodles or rice.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 pounds pork loin

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 6 ounces cranberries, fresh or frozen

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup orange marmalade

  • 1 tablespoon finely minced jalapeno pepper, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Season pork loin with salt and pepper. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Saute. Heat olive oil until hot. Add pork loin and brown on each side for a total of about 5 minutes. Remove pork loin and set aside. Add balsamic vinegar to the pot and stir to deglaze, scrapping up all the browned bits.

  2. Whisk 1/2 cup water and flour together in a small bowl and add to the Instant Pot, stirring until smooth. Mix in cranberries, orange juice, 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, orange marmalade, jalapeno, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cloves. Set pork loin on top. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; Set timer for 12 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  4. Remove the pork from the pot, cover with aluminum foil, and let meat rest for 5 minutes. Puree the cranberries using an immersion blender until smooth, or leave them whole if you prefer a chunky sauce.

Cook's Note:

If sauce is too thin, select the Saute button and just cook down for several minutes to thicken. Or you also can thicken by mixing together a small amount of water and cornstarch, and stirring into the sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
18g Fat
36g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 290mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 474mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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