Honey-Soy Glazed Pork Roast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 3-1/4 hours + standing


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This moist pork roast, scented with warm spices and a with a dark brown-sugar, honey-glazed lacquered finish on top is very special and delicious. This recipe also works beautifully with lamb. —Ellen Ottoson, Springfield, Ohio
Honey-Soy Glazed Pork Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 bone-in pork shoulder butt roast (4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 300°. Pat meat dry. Combine cinnamon, ginger, garlic powder and salt; sprinkle mixture over meat, patting to adhere. Insert whole cloves about 1 in. apart. Place on a rack in 15x10x1-in. baking pan lined with foil. Let stand 30 minutes. Bake until fork-tender, about 3 hours. Remove from oven; discard cloves. Increase oven setting to 425°.
  2. For glaze, microwave ingredients on high until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Brush glaze over roast. Return to oven until dark brown and caramelized, 12-15 minutes, brushing with glaze halfway through cooking. Remove from oven; let stand 45 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked pork: 341 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.