Easy Cranberry-Glazed Pork Roast
“This recipe is so easy. It’s a favorite!” Cranberries lend a subtle sweet-tart undertone to this elegant and tender entree. Beth Brandenburger - Rochester, Minnesota
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour 20 min. + standing
- 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
- 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons cold water
- 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (4 pounds)
- In a small saucepan, combine the cranberry sauce, apple juice, barbecue sauce and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Combine the cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cranberry mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Set aside 1 cup sauce.
- Place roast in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour. Spoon a third of the remaining glaze over pork. Bake 20-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 145°, basting twice. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved sauce.
Nutrition Facts4 ounce-weight: 181 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.
Originally published as Cranberry Glazed Pork Roast in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009