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Christmas Pork Roast Recipe
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Christmas Pork Roast

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"This is a recipe I made up when my husband requested a 'roast that tastes like Christmas.' It's a savory-sweet pork roast with cranberries, apples, and cloves. You can add ground cloves to the glaze instead of using whole cloves."

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Original recipe makes 1 pork roast Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 15 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place pork roast into a roasting pan; push whole cloves into the meat. Cover the roast with apple slices.
  3. Mash cranberry sauce in a bowl with a potato masher; stir chicken broth, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger into cranberries. Pour about half the cranberry mixture over the pork roast. Cover with a lid or a sheet of aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Pour remaining cranberry mixture over roast. Sprinkle orange zest over the cranberry sauce.
  5. Return to oven and roast until cranberry mixture forms a glaze and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meat reads at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees C), about 30 more minutes.
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Dec 25, 2012

This recipe was delicious. I used ground cloves instead of whole, but I should have used a little less of all of the spices. But even still, it was great. I will definitely make this next Christmas!

 
Feb 17, 2013

Despite getting the wrong cranberry sauce at the store (we got the regular ol' cranberry jelly), and not having any ginger, this was amazing! The kids LOVED the glaze (while the roast was resting, I poured it into a sauce pan and added some cornstarch to thicken it up some) and kept asking for more, the hubby kept remarking at the flavor and the juiciness of the pork, and while it was cooking, it made the entire house smell divine. This is going in the "tried & true" list for sure.

 

8 Ratings

Sep 03, 2013

Positively delectable! My whole house smelled amazing while this was in the oven!

 
Nov 16, 2014

this was delicious. The aroma while baking is fantastic and the meat was so tender you almost don't need a knife. My husband said this is definitely a keeper.

 
Dec 21, 2013

Delicious! It is now a family Christmas tradition. Very simple and unique. Looking forward to sharing it this year.

 
Sep 18, 2013

Followed recipe exactly as written. The house smelled amazing while it was in the oven. The meat was tender and juicy but a bit on the sweet side for our liking. Overall I thought it was pretty good, my husband didn't care for the taste of cloves or Cinnamon on meat and our 9 year old said it was alright. I probably won't make this again, but it was nice to try something different.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 676 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.8 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 145 mg
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 25.4 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 49.6 g
  • 99%
  • Sodium
  • 512 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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