Easy Cranberry-Glazed Pork Roast Recipe
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Easy Cranberry-Glazed Pork Roast Recipe

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“This recipe is so easy. It’s a favorite!” Cranberries lend a subtle sweet-tart undertone to this elegant and tender entree. Beth Brandenburger - Rochester, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min. + standing
MAKES:16 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min. + standing
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (4 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 1 tablespoon reserved sauce equals 181 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the cranberry sauce, apple juice, barbecue sauce and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Combine the cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cranberry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Set aside 1 cup sauce.
  2. Place roast in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour. Spoon a third of the remaining glaze over pork. Bake 20-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 145°, basting twice. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry-Glazed Pork Roast in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p49

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"This is excellent!! The BBQ Sauce is the best. I use the sauce on Chicken and Ribs. It is amazing."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Fairly simple to make and the sauce is delicious!"

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