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Glazed Holiday Pork Roast

With this sweet and tangy fruit glaze, this pretty pork roast is perfect for a holiday meal. But don't save it just for special occasions! My husband and son love this warm and satisfying supper whenever I serve it.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours + standing
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1 pork rib roast (4 to 4-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup dried fruit bits, divided
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest


  • Make 15-20 slits, about 1 to 1-1/2 in. deep, in the roast; place some fruit in each slit. In a small bowl, combine the water, honey, soup mix, ketchup, lemon juice, zest and remaining fruit.
  • Place roast fat side up in a roasting pan. Pour fruit mixture over the top. Cover and bake at 325° for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before carving.

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  • mar4bill
    Dec 21, 2010

    Photo looks like a pork loin, however I made it with the pork rib roast. My family was impressed. It was fall apart tender with an amazing taste.

  • m050981
    Jan 8, 2010

    We had the best food for Christmas dinner, but no one could stop talking about this pork. My brother-n-law said it was the best meat he had ever tasted. Two thumbs WAY UP!

  • watz2ya
    Mar 18, 2009

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