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Fruit-Pecan Pork Roast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 70 min. + standing

Makes

12 servings

This spectacular roast was a huge hit with members of the cooking club I belong to. The sweet, tangy fruit glaze looks lovely and is a wonderful complement to the juicy pork. It's a family favorite for special occasions and holidays. -Gay Flynn, Bellevue, Nebraska
Fruit-Pecan Pork Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (3-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves

Directions

  1. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onions in 1 tablespoon of butter for 1 minute. Add orange juice and bay leaf; cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened, about 4 minutes. Add the cranberry sauce, broth, pecans and vinegar; cook and stir until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in the salt, pepper, sugar and remaining butter until butter is melted. Discard bay leaf.
  3. Remove 1/4 cup sauce and stir in preserves; spoon over roast. Set remaining sauce aside. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 306 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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