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bone in pork loin with smoked cherry sauce

Bone-in Pork Loin with Smoked Cherry Sauce

  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 people 1x


This make a visually impressive meal, and the smoked cherry sauce is a welcome change over a traditional sauce


  • 1 frenched bone-in pork loin
  • 2 TBS Classic BBQ Rub
  • 2 TBS Lucky 7 Rub

for the cherry sauce

  • 2 cups fresh cherries, stemmed and pitted
  • 2 TBS shallots, diced
  • 1/2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 2 TBS white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fruity red wine
  • 1 TBS corn starch
  • 1 TBS water


  1. Prepare smoker to run at 250 degrees. Rub down loin with classic rub and lucky 7 rub. Place in smoker with oven thermometer.
  2. add cherries to a small aluminum pan and place in smoker
  3. after 45 minutes, remove cherries from smoker. In a sauce pan, heat oil, then cook shallots for 3-4 minutes. Add cherries, thyme, honey, balsamic and wine. Cook until sauce is reduced by half. Mix water and corn starch, then add to sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes.
  4. Continue to cook pork loin until it reaches 140 degrees (total cook time of around 50 minutes to an hour. Remove, cover and rest for at least 10 minutes. Slice into chops and serve with sauce.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: BBQ

Keywords: bone-in, pork chop, pork loin, prairie fresh, sauces, smoked beef tenderloin, smoked pork