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Cranberry Pork Roast Recipe

Cranberry Pork Roast Recipe

"Guests rave about this tender roast, and I love preparing it because it's so simple," relates Audrey Thibodeau of Mesa, Arizona. "The gravy is delicious over creamy mashed potatoes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours YIELD:4-6 servings


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


  • 1. Place pork roast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mash cranberry sauce; stir in the sugar, cranberry juice, mustard and cloves. Pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove roast and keep warm. Skim fat from juices. Pour into a 2-cup measuring cup; add water if necessary to measure 2 cups. Pour into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt. Serve with sliced pork. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

8 ounce-weight: 429 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.

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Dinah66 User ID: 4558177 247475
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016

"Delicious and easy."

zoey5552 User ID: 6256946 228004
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

"This is absolutely the best Thanksgiving pork roast ever! Perfect for the holidays!"

janinea User ID: 1135393 8139
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"excellant !!!!!!! Everyone I have served it to loves it. The gravy is delicious.

I had all the ingredients on hand and have made it many times to everyone's delight."

alaskakaren User ID: 3921099 5253
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"Smells heavenly while cooking."

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 6133
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Very good and easy but you do have to plan ahead because these are not ingredients that people will have on hand."

plumnearly User ID: 2233000 2552
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2012

"I made this recipe when it first came out in Taste of Home in 1994 and made it for years. I lost the recipe and I am very happy to find it again. It was a favorite with all that tried it."

Mamaoj User ID: 5373389 199723
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"Have made similar recipe many times using Oj instead of cranberry juice, no sugar, and cinnamon as spice. I never found it necessary to thicken sauce. Also added chopped onion and mushrooms."

smstillinger User ID: 3094333 6544
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"This was excellent. The meat was tender and had lots of flavor. The sauce/gravy was really tasty."

GzNKz4evr User ID: 6131992 6764
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"So quick and I usually have these ingredients on hand. The pork was moist and full of flavor! I cannot count how many times I have made this, but it was an instant favorite!"

walda151 User ID: 5855362 8137
Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"This was absolutely delicious, the sauce was super on mashed potatoes. Have already made it again, hubby loves it."

walda151 User ID: 5855362 8031
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"easy to make and delicious! Will make again, probably cut down on ground cloves a bit. pork was melt-in-your-mouth tender, juicy and good!"

walda151 User ID: 5855362 6542
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"easy to make and delicious! Will make again, probably cut down on ground cloves a bit."

mommapickle User ID: 5915076 5008
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2011

"amazing Taste..... great gravy"

h2bm User ID: 4972747 199164
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"Very easy to make and came out tender. I also doubled the cranberry sauce and cooked for almost 10 hours."

Jeanie T User ID: 5806557 8477
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"Fantastic! Loved the gravy too..excellent for left overs or sandwiches. This is a keeper for family or guests."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 6541
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"Excellent and easy! I used whole cranberry sauce because that's what I had on hand."

momio User ID: 2526647 6763
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2011

"It was good, easy, and moist. All goodn things!"

Cathy Black User ID: 5766798 5251
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"Excellent and so easy. Substituted orange juice for cranberry juice as cranberries and oranges go so nicely together."

mrumpz User ID: 5531525 2551
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2010

"Not only was this recipe really delicious, it was so easy. The pork roast was very tender. I cooked it on low in the crackpot for 8 1/2 hours. The gravy was quick and easy to make. I was worried it might be too sweet, but it was perfect. The whole family loved it, so it's definitely a keeper!"

bubba73 User ID: 4634611 2550
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"This is also excellent with a nice lean pork shoulder roast. I brown my on all sides in a dutch oven before completing the recipe as stated. Really tasty!"

sexielegs User ID: 2604152 10937
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"I have cooked this cranberry/pork loin for a couple of years, it has been a hit at my house every time. The sauce is also great with fried chicken breast. After browing chicking on both sides,add fresh crandberry and rest of ingredients. Finish cooking chicken in sauce and serve."

linsvin User ID: 1584655 6132
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"Used whole berry cranberry sauce because that was all I had...turned out terrific! I don't think you could make a mistake on this recipe, it was definitley moist.I wouldn't change a thing. It was just the right amount of clove taste, not too much and not too little. Makes an excellent gravy."

debg45 User ID: 4255771 8476
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"This was moist, tender,delicious, and couldn't be easier."

yardsaler7 User ID: 3120083 6204
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"this was delicious! easy to make, and if there is any left, you can pull it apart with the sauce for lunch the next day."

cstorm User ID: 507179 7973
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"I didn't have cranberry juice so I used apple and added a smidge of cinnamon. I also put a little more cloves in it. This was wonderful! My entire family raved about it which is no easy feat! YUMMY!"

chubbypuppy User ID: 3265679 6540
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"I tried this and it was terrific! The pork was moist and tender. Everyone loved it.

Terri NY"

dianehain User ID: 2727150 6143
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2009

"This is a family favorite! When we make this we use a 1/4 of brown sugar instead of the white sugar called for. Serve with mashed potatoes, carrots, and dinner rolls."

jamie adkins User ID: 4023444 3309
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"Re: Cranberry pork Roast

Awsome recipe! I substituted orange juice and 1/4 teaspoon orange zest for the cranberry juice and clove. It turned out great. Even my picky eight year old loved it!!"

debsie52 User ID: 4029848 6984
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"My favorie recipe! I have been making it for years. It's great with wide noodles instead of mashed potatoes for a change of pace."

mammascookin User ID: 2528396 6000
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2009

"This is my absolute FAVORITE recipe. I think I want to try it with the turkey breast...wonderful suggestion Sue!"

sue baker User ID: 1480922 7954
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2008

"This is very good and when I make it I add the drippings to brown gravy. You can also use a boneless turkey breast and it tastes wonderful."

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