Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast Recipe -
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast

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"This is a slow cooker recipe that my sweet mother-in-law gave to us and is absolutely wonderful!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs 5 mins

    6 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place pork roast in a slow cooker. Mash cranberry sauce in a bowl; stir in sugar, cranberry juice, mustard, cloves, and salt. Pour cranberry mixture over pork roast.
  2. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours. Transfer roast to a plate; cover and keep warm.
  3. Skim fat from cranberry mixture in slow cooker. Measure 2 cups of cranberry mixture, adding water if necessary. Pour into saucepan and bring to a boil. Whisk cold water with cornstarch until pasty; pour into cranberry mixture. Cook and stir until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Serve alongside pork.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 21, 2012

I just made this recipe for the first time today. I saw this recipe and loved it and wanted to try, only to find after getting it going that it had such negative reviews but decided to go with it anyway. I followed the recipe to a T with the exception of adding some pepper and it was excellent! :) My husband and I LOVED it and our daughter did as well. It was tender (falling apart) and FULL of flavor. I used the jellied sauce like the recipe says. When I do pork roasts I tend to poke the meat all over with a fork before putting it in...this may be why mine had a lot of flavor as opposed to the others who tried it. All in all - excellent! Paired with some oven roasted potatoes, delicious! :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 05, 2012

You need to use whole berry cranberry sauce and cut out the cranberry juice. I used juice and jest of 1 whole orange.

Sep 02, 2012

This recipe is not what I thought it would be. It didn't really taste very good just a tad like clove and slight sweet taste. I wish it had more sustenance and was seasoned a little more. I will say that its very easy but I was definitely let down and so was my family.

Feb 18, 2013

This was easy to make and turned out really good. I used whole cranberry sauce, a bit of orange juice instead of cranberry juice and no added sugar. Put on low in the crock for about 8-9 hrs. and it came out very tender. Not an overpowering taste but just a hint of flavor.

Nov 15, 2014

Yum! I tend to take recipes as a jumping off point, so if you are like-minded, here is what I did and it was delish! I started with a thinly sliced sweet onion and a cup or so of white wine. Then I followed the recipe more or less, with whole cranberry sauce and an extra handful of cruising from the cupboard and a sprig or two of rosemary thrown in as well as two crushed clementine oranges and their zest. I served it with fresh biscuits and everyone from age four on seemed very happy. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly!

Jan 25, 2014

I followed the recipe and everyone loved it. The gravy/sauce is delicious!

Sep 04, 2014

I followed this recipe EXACTLY last night and was very disappointed! The roast was flavorless and the sauce/gravy just did not work with it at all. It wasn't that the gravy was too sweet, it just had the weird mix of cloves and sweet flavor that made the roast taste worst! I have never posted a negative review before.

Aug 18, 2014

I made this today. I didn't have the juice so I used water and added a half can extra cranberries. I used regular mustard. I didn't have dry mustard. I added more cloves. It came out so tasty. Very good. The roast fell apart. I forgot to take a picture of it though.


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  • Calories
  • 460 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 64.2 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 29.3 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

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

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