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Light Glazed Pork Roast Recipe

Light Glazed Pork Roast Recipe

“This light recipe is always popular with adults and children alike,” writes Radelle Knappenberger of Oviedo, Florida. “It’s an excellent ‘take-along’ meal for potlucks.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 boneless whole pork loin roast (4 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained, optional


  • 1. Cut roast in half. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil and butter on all sides. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the orange juice concentrate, water, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and meat is tender.
  • 2. For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, orange juice concentrate and garlic. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until reduced to about 1/4 cup. Brush over roast. Garnish with oranges if desired. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 190 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Jan. 21, 2017

"Tangy taste provides a nice flavor. easy recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"Very moist roast. Didn't care for the extra sauce."

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2014

"Holy cow, flippin' awesome! I only had a 2 lb. roast so I halved the recipe but left the glaze recipe as-is after reviewing all the advice here. The glaze makes this the most amazing pork! Thank you so much for sharing!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"Do you have to cut the roast in haft. I have a very large sowl-cooker"

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"We loved this recipe, I did substitute Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Salt for the garlic, salt and pepper. The glaze is delicious, good call on doubling the glaze! I will definitely make again."

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2009

"This makes a lot! Very, very good. :) I would make double the glaze to go on top next time. Definitely a keeper!"

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