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Festive Cranberry-Glazed Pork Roast

 Festive Cranberry-Glazed Pork Roast
My family loves pork prepared in this festive way. You'll find that this succulent roast, with its tangy ruby glaze, is an entree that you, too, will be proud to serve at the holidays year after year.
12-14 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours + standing


  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • 12 small whole onions
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Place roast, fat side up, in a greased roasting pan. Bake, uncovered,
  • at 325° for 45 minutes. Place onions around roast, cover and
  • bake for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine cranberry sauce, orange juice,
  • cornstarch, orange peel, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Bring to a
  • boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Spoon 3/4 cup over roast and onions; set remaining sauce
  • aside.
  • Bake, basting occasionally, 30-45 minutes longer or until a
  • thermometer reads 160°-170° and onions are tender. Let stand
  • 15 minutes before slicing. Heat reserved sauce; serve with roast and
  • onions. Yield: 12-14 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (4 ounces) equals 192 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.