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Cranberry-Mustard Pork Loin Recipe

Cranberry-Mustard Pork Loin Recipe

“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 YIELD:8 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional 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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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 230036
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2843136 218596
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1892248 214963
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2401339 140792
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6228642 156315
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1020320 140791
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6609726 157273
Reviewed 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 User ID: 209131 159314
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6444631 140728
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2985724 156314
Reviewed 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!!!"

christinatm User ID: 5868301 159313
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"I'm not a fan of pork loin - it always seems dry and flavorless to me...until I tried it with this recipe. My family loved it, it was very flavorful and it was so moist you could cut it with your fork. Excellent recipe. Thanks so much!"

christinatm User ID: 5868301 71035
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"I'm not a fan of pork loin - it always seems dry and flavorless to me...until I tried it with this recipe. My family loved it, and it was so moist you could cut it with your fork. Excellent recipe. Thanks so much!"

ChandiP User ID: 3885565 141182
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"I really enjoyed the cranberry taste this offered and although I love mustard it tasted a little to strong for me the next time I make this I will not add as much. I also think it would taste great over chicken."

waddington6 User ID: 5905925 208017
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"Made this for dinner tonight and it was a huge hit! My kids kept asking for more! Very good flavor and super easy."

lbff User ID: 3494956 142722
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"easy & very flavorful. We loved it!"

tcarloss User ID: 5207781 140715
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"This was fantastic!!! Husband and I both loved it. He, who does not usually like cranberries, did not even realize there were cranberries in it. I did not strain the juices after cooking the pork and as someone else suggested I added 2 TBS of water to the cornstarch before adding the juices. This made the gravy perfect with just the right consistency. This will be a regular at our house."

tlindberg User ID: 1205099 91040
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"This is a family favorite. Every time I make it for company I am asked for the recipe. We have it at least once a month, and it is always a hit with my kids."

bearofthep User ID: 1776931 156249
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Made this for supper tonight - but I morphed the recipe completely. I used bone-in pork chops ('cause that's what I hand on hand) and seared them in a large skillet. I mixed the sauce ingredients together and poured it over the chops to finish cooking the meat through. When the meat was done, I pulled it to a platter and thickened the sauce with a slurry. Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! I think the sauce would be great on chicken too!"

rebelgran User ID: 5263401 164073
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"I made this 2 days ago;it was easy,and delicious.We're eating very tasty sandwiches with the leftovers !"

Omabecca User ID: 3952660 80869
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"This is very similar to a pork Roast recipe that I made, because my family likes sauerkraut, I use the Bavarian style sauerkraut with the cranberries. I really like combining these two flavors with the pork."

hexy58103 User ID: 3162560 157272
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"This was a wonderful sweet and savory meal! The gravy is not great if using it on mashed potatoes. But it was delightful on the pork. Definitely a keeper!"

kayesandra User ID: 2865031 91011
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"This recipe is certainly fast & easy. I expected it to have more flavor. I would use 2 Tbsp. cornstarch to thicken the juices a bit more the next time I make it."

SheriCecelia User ID: 4512182 110818
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"I loved it! It remined me of having Red Cabbage with it. This is easy and simple to make. I made Green Bean Cassarole with it. I think my Mom would have loved it too (RIP Mom)."

hismom User ID: 2190431 157270
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"quick, easy, and very flavorful!"

modest.hobbies User ID: 4504944 91781
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"This is absolutely delicious. We make this atleast once or twice a month. The pork loin is always juicy, and if it turns out to be a little drier than you like just use the left over juice and it juices the pork right up. I'm making it tonight and my mouth is already watering in anticipation."

CLMURPHY User ID: 4513204 90920
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"Excellent & so easy!"

modest.hobbies User ID: 4504944 158878
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2009

"This is one of my husband's favorite recipes. We make this a couple times a month. We like to double to sauce to make the pork loin even more juicy. Great recipe all the way around."

Juli Anne User ID: 1284413 71034
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2009

"We cooked the loin in a dutch oven @350 uncovered for 1 1/2hours, then added the other ingredients, covered with lid and cooked till done."

monabeene User ID: 3172997 91778
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2008

"what degree is low? I have 200...250 "

japastor User ID: 3525019 91777
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2008

"Could you tell me how to do this in a conventional oven?"

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