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Fruity Pork Roast

I like using the slow cooker for our meals because it gives me time for other preparations, frees the oven, and it usually doesn't matter if you serve it later than planned. The fruit in this recipe, which I adapted, gives the pork a special flavor. —Mary Jeppesen-Davis, St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 3 tablespoons sherry or additional unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients; set aside. Cut roast in half; sprinkle with salt, pepper and ginger.
  • Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour fruit mixture over roast. Place apple and parsley around roast. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 5-6 hours.
  • Transfer meat to a serving platter. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked pork with 1/4 cup fruit mixture: 272 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fruit.

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  • deefrap
    Oct 24, 2010

    This is a repeat request at home, this is so delicious. I shared it with my mom, and she has made it quite a few times as well.