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Cranberry Pork Roast

"Guests rave about this tender roast, and I love preparing it because it's so simple," relates Audrey Thibodeau of Mesa, Arizona. "The gravy is delicious over creamy mashed potatoes.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (2-1/2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Salt to taste


  • Place pork roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mash cranberry sauce; stir in the sugar, cranberry juice, mustard and cloves. Pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove roast and keep warm. Skim fat from juices. Pour into a 2-cup measuring cup; add water if necessary to measure 2 cups. Pour into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt. Serve with sliced pork.
Nutrition Facts
8 ounce-weight: 429 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.

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  • zoey5552
    Jun 16, 2015

    This is absolutely the best Thanksgiving pork roast ever! Perfect for the holidays!

  • janinea
    Feb 2, 2014

    excellant !!!!!!! Everyone I have served it to loves it. The gravy is delicious.I had all the ingredients on hand and have made it many times to everyone's delight.

  • alaskakaren
    Jan 10, 2014

    Smells heavenly while cooking.

  • bjsilve0
    Oct 1, 2013

    Very good and easy but you do have to plan ahead because these are not ingredients that people will have on hand.

  • plumnearly
    Dec 17, 2012

    I made this recipe when it first came out in Taste of Home in 1994 and made it for years. I lost the recipe and I am very happy to find it again. It was a favorite with all that tried it.

  • Mamaoj
    Dec 15, 2011

    Have made similar recipe many times using Oj instead of cranberry juice, no sugar, and cinnamon as spice. I never found it necessary to thicken sauce. Also added chopped onion and mushrooms.

  • elizamy23
    Nov 15, 2011

    No comment left

  • smstillinger
    Nov 3, 2011

    This was excellent. The meat was tender and had lots of flavor. The sauce/gravy was really tasty.

  • GzNKz4evr
    Aug 2, 2011

    So quick and I usually have these ingredients on hand. The pork was moist and full of flavor! I cannot count how many times I have made this, but it was an instant favorite!

  • walda151
    May 28, 2011

    This was absolutely delicious, the sauce was super on mashed potatoes. Have already made it again, hubby loves it.