Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Roasted Red Wine Cranberries is a quick and simple recipe for the holiday season! You can easily make this as a celebratory weeknight meal, or add it to your menu for Thanksgiving as an alternative to turkey. The combination of pork and cranberries is ideal throughout the holiday season! Serves 4.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by AdapTable Meals. As always, all opinions are my own.
about this air fryer bacon wrapped pork loin
When it comes to making the best pork, there’s only one thing that will make pork better. And that’s more pork.
I mean, bacon wrapped anything is delicious, but when it’s wrapping itself around pork, it’s even better!
Of course, this isn’t just any bacon wrapped pork loin recipe because we aren’t even going through the intensive labor of wrapping the pork loin ourselves! That’s what AdapTable Meals is here for with their Hickory Smoked Bacon Wrapped Boneless Pork Loin Filet.
The hickory smoked flavor of the bacon really makes this pork loin stand out. You will love how crispy the bacon gets in the air fryer, while the pork loin stays nice and juicy on the inside!
AdapTable Meals has become my new go-to for my weeknight meals, but also for those times when I want to make dinner a little more special. Their whole product line makes it so easy to get a flavorful meal on the table without a lot of effort! AdapTable Meals saves you time in the kitchen, and during this busy time of year, that’s the best thing a gal like me can hope for.
Plus all of their products use simple, familiar ingredients in addition to no preservatives!
This holiday-themed meal is fantastic for:
- An impromptu dinner party with the neighbors or friends
- A last-minute weeknight meal that needs something a little extra special
- Thanksgiving dinner (or any holiday dinner!)
- Holiday dinner parties whether it’s a group of 4, 8, or more. This recipe easily scales by 4 (more details on that below).
Who doesn’t love air fryer recipes, after all? The bacon gets incredibly crispy, so much more so than it does in the oven!
pork loin. you will need one AdapTable Meals Hickory Smoked Bacon Wrapped Boneless Pork Loin Filet for this recipe! However, this recipe is also super easy to scale up, so if you are feeding a crowd, grab some more pork loins from AdapTable Meals. The smoky bacon and tender pork is a killer combination in terms of flavor! You don’t have to worry about adding anything to the pork loin – just cook it straight out of the package and in the air fryer.
cranberries. Fresh cranberries are best for this recipe! They are in season now through the holidays, so it’s the perfect time to make the most of their seasonal freshness. Do not use dried cranberries for this recipe.
red wine. You can use whatever red wine you would like for this recipe, but I recommend a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Shiraz for the red wine cranberries.
honey. Use your favorite honey, or even agave is a great sweetener if you prefer that. Maple syrup also works. orange. You will need the zest of a fresh orange for this recipe.
this recipe’s must haves
For the pork loin, I use my Instant Pot air fryer, but you can use whatever air fryer you prefer! You will also need a pair of tongs to get the pork loin in and out of the air fryer easily.
here’s how to make air fryer bacon wrapped pork loin
make roasted cranberries
In a square 9×9-inch baking dish, add cranberries, wine, honey, and orange zest. Stir to combine. Roast in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes at 375˚F. Remove from the oven and stir well. Set aside until ready to serve.
Lightly spray air fryer insert with cooking spray. Preheat the air fryer at 400˚F. Once preheated, add pork loin seam-side down to the insert. Cook for 20 minutes, until 145˚F to 150˚F in the center when a meat thermometer is inserted. This is for a medium-rare cook, so if you want it to cook longer, see below for doneness temperatures.
Rest pork loin for 5 minutes before slicing and serving with roasted red wine cranberries.
tips for success
check the temp. Make sure to check the temperature of the meat before removing it from the air fryer. The temperature in the center should be 145˚F to 150˚F for medium-rare.
preheat the air fryer. For the best results, be sure to preheat your air fryer! Most already have a preheat setting, but if not, simply set it to the temperature you need for the recipes for 5 minutes before using it.
how long do I cook a pork loin in the air fryer?
Pork loin cooked in the air fryer takes about 20 minutes at 400˚F to cook to medium-rare, depending on the size of your pork loin and preference for doneness. I’ve listed the temperatures for pork doneness below for easy reference. If you want yours cooked past medium-rare, just add about 3 to 5 minutes for each additional doneness step past medium-rare.
Medium Rare – 145˚F to 150˚F
Medium – 150˚F to 155˚F
Medium Well – 155˚F to 160˚F
Well (not recommended as the pork will dry out) – 160˚F+
can I make this for a crowd?
While the recipe listed below feeds 4, this recipe can easily be scaled up to feed 8 or more! Most air fryers will accommodate two AdapTable Meals Hickory Smoked Bacon Wrapped Boneless Pork Loin Filets. You don’t need to change the cooking time if you are cooking two instead of one!
If you would like to cook more than 2 total, you will need to work in batches. When I do this, I simply keep the cooked ones warm in the oven at about 175˚F so it doesn’t overcook but stays warm. You can also simply cover them in foil to keep them warm until ready to serve.
Need some more inspiration for dinnertime? Check out my main dish recipe page!
what to serve with air fryer bacon wrapped pork loin
This air fryer bacon wrapped pork loin goes with so many different sides, making it ideal for meals throughout the holiday season! As you can see here, I have paired mine with mashed potatoes and some wilted kale with a little lemon, salt, and pepper.
If you want some recipe recommendations for sides, here are some fan favorites from Cake ‘n Knife!
Risotto (any kind! I like to make mine with seasonal ingredients)
Finally, if you make this air fryer bacon-wrapped pork loin, please be sure to give this recipe a rating or leave a comment! I love to hear when you all make recipes, and I do take the time to respond to every single comment. Feel free to drop questions below too, if you have them!Oh and be sure to tag me on Instagram if you make the recipe! I love being able to see these recipes come to life in your homes – it’s my favorite thing to look through those photos. It really means the world to me!
roasted red wine cranberries
- 2 cups fresh cranberries
- 1/3 cup red wine
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Zest of 1 orange
- Cooking spray
- 1 AdapTable Meals Hickory Smoked Bacon Wrapped Boneless Pork Loin Filet
- Garnish: freshly chopped parsley
- Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Add everything for the roasted red wine cranberries to a 9x9-inch baking dish. Stir to combine.
- Bake cranberries for 30 to 35 minutes, until cranberries are soft and liquid has evaporated. It should be a nice chutney at this point! Set aside until ready to serve.
- While the cranberries are baking, spray the insert of your air fryer with cooking spray.
- Place the AdapTable Meals Hickory Smoked Bacon Wrapped Boneless Pork Loin Filet in the air fry, seam side down.
- Air fry the pork for 20 minutes at 400˚F. The pork is done when it registers 145˚F to 150˚F (medium rare*) on a meat thermometer inserted into the center.
- Remove pork loin from the air fryer and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
*Please see below for doneness temps for pork:
Medium Rare - 145˚F to 150˚F
Medium - 150˚F to 155˚F
Medium Well - 155˚F to 160˚F
Well (not recommended as the pork will dry out) - 160˚F+