Orange-Pecan Pork Roast Recipe
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Orange-Pecan Pork Roast Recipe

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Family and friends will "ooh" and "ahh" when you bring in this impressive roast with its beautiful orange glaze and nutty topping. Moist and delicious, it's a real showstopper!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours + standing
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours + standing
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2-1/2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 285 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.


  1. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. In a skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the marmalade, pecans and cinnamon; cook and stir until marmalade is melted. Spoon over roast.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-3/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Orange-Pecan Pork Roast in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p36

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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