Recipe by Christine L.
"There's nothing better than a roast pork for a holiday dinner. This cranberry pork roast recipe is particularly great."
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2 (16 ounce) cans
jellied cranberry sauce
salt to taste
This has become one of our favorite recipes. I use a crock pot so I only use about half of the sauce while cooking and use the other half as garnish when serving. I omit the cloves and add 10 to 12 drops of hot sauce, and I also use whole cranberry sauce rather than the jellied.
Cooked in a roaster oven for just under 6 hours and had a wonderfully tender roast, but almost no flavor to the roast and the sauce is sooooo boring! We tried to figure out what to add, but it's not good enough to even bother with.
I too did this a little differently. I read that someone else had soaked the roast in brine first so I did that too (1 quart water, 1/4 table salt, 1/4 brown sugar, and some rosemary for a 1.5 lb roast). Instead of cranberry sauce I used some cranberry/orange relish that was leftover from Christmas. I combined the relish with the juice, sugar, mustard, and cloves. I roasted the meat for about 2 hours and then served it right from the oven (I omitted the cornstarch and water at the end of the recipe). The result was the juciest roast I've ever made with a delicious cramberry crust on top that tasted sweet and delicious. The roast had a slight rosemary flavor and was nicely complimented by the cranberry. This was such a hit that even my picky little 4 year-old ate it! I'm sure the original recipe that is posted is yummy, but the way I made it was so good I'll have to do it again this way next time.
Made this for a dinner party last night. Used a 4-1/2 lb. loin pork roast without the bone. For a party of six we just made it with only one slice of meat leftover. The cranberry glaze did wonderful things to the roast. Very flavorful. I added additional cranberry juice to the pan half way through roasting.
I made this for 50 people at our church. It got rave reviews. I used 3 whole boneless pork loins. The only thing I changed was to brine the roasts in salt, brown sugar, garlic and rosemary for 3 hours and I also added rosemary to the cranberry glaze. I will definately use this recipe again.
This is wonderful! I cook for the Sr. Center in my town and today, I made this roast with cranberry glaze and I was told it was the best meal they have ever had at the center. Thank you for the great idea!!!! I am feeding it to my kids tonight.
Oh so delicious! I've used pork ribs and even pork chops in the slow cooker with excellent results! This one is a keeper. Thanks!
This was fabulous! I made one change as I forgot to buy cranberry juice, so used fresh orange juice instead. Everyone raved about how tender the pork was. Thanks.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Roast Pork with Cranberry Glaze
Serving Size: 1/11 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 11
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 55
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