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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Recipe
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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Recipe

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You can put this roast in the slow cooker and then forget about it, knowing it will be moist and tender when you get home after a day of work or Christmas shopping. The fruity sauce complements the meat so well. -Joyce Turley Slaughters, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:9-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 9-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (3 to 4 pounds), halved
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, brown roast in oil on all sides over medium-high heat. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the cranberry sauce, sugar, cranberry juice, mustard, pepper and cloves; pour over roast.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the meat is tender. Remove roast and keep warm.
  3. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch, water and salt until smooth; stir in cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast. Yield: 9-12 servings.
Originally published as Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork in Taste of Home December/January 2004, p39

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"This is delicious... so easy and so good!"

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2015

"This is absolutely delicious! I added 2 chicken bouillon cubes to the mix and 1/4 tsp ground ginger as well. Used Stevia instead of sugar to cut back on the sugar content. Thickened the broth and served it over the pork and whole potatoes that I added to the crock pot. So good!"

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"Very good. I used 1/4 c of sugar but followed everything else exactly."

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Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"Excellent! Cut back a bit on the sugar and used OJ instead of cranberry! Yum!"

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"I love this recipe! I have made it 3 times now. I use a 3-4 lb pork loin roast as that is what my grocer carries most often. HIGHLY recommend only using a scant 1/4 c. sugar- you will not miss it, I promise. When I made it this time around, I did not want to take the time to brown the roast so I skipped this step and the results were still fantastic. Definitely only 5-10 mins to prepare this. This is a go-to crock pot dish for me!"

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