Cranberry Pork Roast Recipe
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Cranberry Pork Roast Recipe

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"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:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
MAKES: 4-6 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

Nutritional Facts

8 ounce-weight: 429 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Pork Roast in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p23

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016

"Delicious and easy."

Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

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

Reviewed 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."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"Smells heavenly while cooking."

Reviewed 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."

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