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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Dinah66 User ID: 4558177 247475
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016

"Delicious and easy."

zoey5552 User ID: 6256946 228004
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

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

janinea User ID: 1135393 8139
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."

alaskakaren User ID: 3921099 5253
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"Smells heavenly while cooking."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 6133
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."

plumnearly User ID: 2233000 2552
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5373389 199723
Reviewed 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."

smstillinger User ID: 3094333 6544
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

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

GzNKz4evr User ID: 6131992 6764
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5855362 8137
Reviewed May. 28, 2011

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

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