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Festive Roast Pork

This main dish is easy to prepare and always gets rave reviews at the dinner table. See if your family likes it as much as mine does. I'm sure they will.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Bake: 1 hour 20 min. + standing
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1/2 cup dry sherry or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 jar (10 to 12 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons dry cooking sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • In a large plastic bag or glass dish, combine the first six ingredients; mix well. Add pork roast, turning to coat all sides. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Place roast with fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour 20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine apricot sauce ingredients. Cook and stir until well mixed and heated through. Serve with roast.

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  • luigimon
    Jun 14, 2015

    Oh my gosh, is this good!!! Easy and way tasty!

  • JudithRN3
    Jan 2, 2013

    Fantastic--I cooked it in the Reynold's bag-350 degrees for 2h15m, and let it rest out of oven for 15m. This marinade is defineately a keeper!

  • FloJo48
    Dec 20, 2011

    THE best pork roast recipe ever! Everytime I make it, ppl go nuts over it and demand the recipe.

  • RochesterMom
    Jul 8, 2011

    I have made this Pork Roast recipe many times. It is always delicious and very moist.

  • amethystra
    Dec 18, 2009

    This was so easy to make. Forget about waiting for "festive" moments. This is absolutely divine. I'm going to make this again and again!

  • FloJo48
    Feb 25, 2009

    This recipe is THE best meat dish I have ever prepared. Everyone loves it and the glaze...WOW! You will not be sorry with this one!!