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leftovers recipe, Brandied Cherries on Pork Loin

Brandied Cherries on Pork Loin – Leftovers Recipe

  • Author: Patty
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American Leftovers


A delicious way to use up leftover pork loin. Or if you don’t have any you can still make it with boneless pork chops


  • 4 slices pork loin – I used leftovers, or 2 boneless pork chops
  • 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 TBS unsalted butter, optional
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine or other rice


  • If you are using the fresh pork chops you will need to cook them: lightly salt the pieces. Then put a saute pan over medium heat and add a tsp of olive oil. Cook the pieces until they are still a little pink in the middle. They will finish in the sauce. It will keep them from drying out.

Make the Brandied Cherries:

  • Add the cherries to a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the salt, thyme and brandy. Let the cherries cook until the brandy has mostly evaporated and the cherries have softened.
  • Add the water, stir and then add the pork to the pan.
  • Lower the heat and let cook for about 5 minutes until the pork is heated through.
  • Add the butter if using and cook until the butter melts. Stir in the honey.

To serve:

  • place 1 cup of rice, add two slices of pork or one of the boneless chops and top with half of the cherries and sauce.

Keywords: leftovers, pork, cherries