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Cranberry-Mustard Pork Loin

“This dressed-up pork loin is so easy that you only have to spend a few minutes in the morning preparing it,” notes Laura Cook of Wildwood, Missouri. “It’s a family favorite because it is so tasty, and a favorite of mine because it’s so fast and easy!”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2 pounds)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Directions

  • Place roast in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the cranberry sauce, mustard, brown sugar and lemon juice; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender. Remove roast and keep warm.
  • Strain cooking juices into a 2-cup measuring cup; add enough water to measure 2 cups. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir in cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounce-weight: 255 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 236mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein.

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Reviews

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  • jmkasprak
    Jul 23, 2015

    **I would NOT add any water to the cooking juices unless you think the flavor is too strong.** My gravy was flavorful and the meal got great reviews. The guys liked it so much we only got 4 servings out of the two pound roast.

  • sam28
    Jan 23, 2015

    Yum! Everyone liked this! Very flavorful zippy gravy,it was cut it with a knife tender and simple to make. What could be better? :)

  • fxlr92
    Dec 15, 2014

    With all the great reviews, I had great expectations which it failed to meet. I thought it to be bland and only had a 'kick' in the flavor when I bit into a cranberry. Won't waste another pork loin on this one,

  • angelasandoval
    Nov 16, 2014

    Based on the comments, had really high expectations of this one. It was okay but I just didn't love it.

  • Angel182009
    Jun 24, 2014

    I keep looking for more pork recipes and I found this and thought I'd love it with the cranberries but it wasn't my favorite. It was good but I just not my taste.

  • mshepherd07
    Feb 9, 2014

    A great flavor for a pork loin. The sauce was great as well. This dish was easy to make and the whole family liked it.

  • truejoie
    Jan 3, 2013

    This was really delicious. My hubby says its a keeper! The pork was so tender and the sauce has a nice flavor. Mine was done after 4 hrs. I added 2 Tbsp of cornstarch like some of the other reviews and it came out the perfect consistency. Next time I might try leaving out the brown sugar. As someone else commented, it really would very sweet with just the cranberry sauce.

  • muffbear74
    Nov 11, 2012

    I am tempted to leave the sugar out next time I make this, since the cranberry sauce already has sugar in it. Also, it did not make sense to me to strain the juices; why use whole cranberry sauce if you're not going to eat the cranberries? At any rate, my husband and I both enjoyed this and I will make again.

  • sblegen
    Jul 10, 2012

    Though pork tastes better with a sweet sauce, it was almost too sweet for me. I will definitely make again! Very good!!

  • oreo95
    Jan 30, 2012

    This is so easy, smells wonderful cooking and tastes even better!!! I did brown the meet before putting in the crock pot and adjusted the dijon mustard to 1/8 of cup after reading some reviews. Would add a little more next time though! Definitely a keeper!!!