Christmas Pork Roast

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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1 h 15 m servings 676 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 676 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 25.4 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 61.8g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 49.6 g
  • 99%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 145 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 512 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.



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 resti...

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 Christ...

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

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.

perfect for christmas

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

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 ...