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 User ID: 2880256 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 User ID: 2843136 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 User ID: 1892248 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 User ID: 2401339 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 User ID: 6228642 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 User ID: 1020320 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 User ID: 6609726 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 User ID: 209131 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 User ID: 6444631 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 User ID: 2985724 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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