Cranberry-Mustard Pork Loin Recipe
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Cranberry-Mustard Pork Loin Recipe

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“This dressed-up pork loin is so easy that you only have to spend a few minutes in the morning preparing it,” notes Laura Cook of Wildwood, Missouri. “It’s a family favorite because it is so tasty, and a favorite of mine because it’s so fast and easy!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2 pounds)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 255 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein .


  1. Place roast in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the cranberry sauce, mustard, brown sugar and lemon juice; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender. Remove roast and keep warm.
  2. Strain cooking juices into a 2-cup measuring cup; add enough water to measure 2 cups. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir in cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Mustard Pork Loin in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p13

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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jmkasprak 230036
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015

"**I would NOT add any water to the cooking juices unless you think the flavor is too strong.** My gravy was flavorful and the meal got great reviews. The guys liked it so much we only got 4 servings out of the two pound roast."

sam28 218596
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"Yum! Everyone liked this! Very flavorful zippy gravy,it was cut it with a knife tender and simple to make. What could be better? :)"

fxlr92 214963
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"With all the great reviews, I had great expectations which it failed to meet. I thought it to be bland and only had a 'kick' in the flavor when I bit into a cranberry. Won't waste another pork loin on this one,"

angelasandoval 140792
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"Based on the comments, had really high expectations of this one. It was okay but I just didn't love it."

Angel182009 156315
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"I keep looking for more pork recipes and I found this and thought I'd love it with the cranberries but it wasn't my favorite. It was good but I just not my taste."

mshepherd07 140791
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"A great flavor for a pork loin. The sauce was great as well. This dish was easy to make and the whole family liked it."

truejoie 157273
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"This was really delicious. My hubby says its a keeper! The pork was so tender and the sauce has a nice flavor. Mine was done after 4 hrs. I added 2 Tbsp of cornstarch like some of the other reviews and it came out the perfect consistency. Next time I might try leaving out the brown sugar. As someone else commented, it really would very sweet with just the cranberry sauce."

muffbear74 159314
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"I am tempted to leave the sugar out next time I make this, since the cranberry sauce already has sugar in it. Also, it did not make sense to me to strain the juices; why use whole cranberry sauce if you're not going to eat the cranberries? At any rate, my husband and I both enjoyed this and I will make again."

sblegen 140728
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"Though pork tastes better with a sweet sauce, it was almost too sweet for me. I will definitely make again! Very good!!"

oreo95 156314
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"This is so easy, smells wonderful cooking and tastes even better!!! I did brown the meet before putting in the crock pot and adjusted the dijon mustard to 1/8 of cup after reading some reviews. Would add a little more next time though! Definitely a keeper!!!"

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