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Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce Glazed Pork Tenderloin recipe
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Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Sticky, sweet, and spicy! This Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce makes the perfect glaze for a pork tenderloin!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 273kcal


  • 1-2 pound pork tenderloin


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • ¾ cup cherry preserves
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup chipotle peppers in adobo sauce minced
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  • Let tenderloin sit out at room temperature while creating the sauce.
  • Saute the onions in butter in a small saucepan until translucent.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer sauce to blender and puree until smooth.
  • Pour sauce into two separate bowls to prevent cross contamination.
  • Using one bowl with a smaller amount of sauce, brush liberally onto the raw meat.
  • Add more sauce to this bowl as needed, but throw away any sauce left in the bowl that is not used since the brush came in contact with raw meat.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place tenderloin on a wire rack sitting on top of a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145. Cook time will vary depending on thickness of the tenderloin.
  • Let meat rest for 5-10 minutes then slice on the bias and serve with remaining sauce.


If you do not have a baking sheet with a wire rack, you can set the pork directly onto the baking sheet. However, I like using a rack to help everything roast more evenly.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg