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Festive Roast Pork Recipe
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Festive Roast Pork Recipe

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This main dish is easy to prepare and always gets rave reviews at the dinner table. See if your family likes it as much as mine does. I'm sure they will.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 1 hour 20 min. + standing
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 1 hour 20 min. + standing
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1/2 cup dry sherry or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 jar (10 to 12 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons dry cooking sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. In a large plastic bag or glass dish, combine the first six ingredients; mix well. Add pork roast, turning to coat all sides. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Place roast with fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour 20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine apricot sauce ingredients. Cook and stir until well mixed and heated through. Serve with roast. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Festive Roast Pork in Country December/January 1994, p47

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"Oh my gosh, is this good!!! Easy and way tasty!"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"Fantastic--I cooked it in the Reynold's bag-350 degrees for 2h15m, and let it rest out of oven for 15m. This marinade is defineately a keeper!"

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"THE best pork roast recipe ever! Everytime I make it, ppl go nuts over it and demand the recipe."

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"I have made this Pork Roast recipe many times. It is always delicious and very moist."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"This was so easy to make. Forget about waiting for "festive" moments. This is absolutely divine. I'm going to make this again and again!"

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