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Moist Cranberry Pork Roast

I love to serve this tender, flavorful pork to guests. You don’t have to toil away in the kitchen to prepare it, yet it tastes like a gourmet meal. —Kimberley Scasny, Douglasville, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 4 hours + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (2-1/2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Cut roast in half and place in a 3-qt. slow cooker; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounce-weight: 289 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • Bonnie
    Dec 17, 2020

    Just made this for a meal the other day Absolutely fantastic???? I didn’t have cranberries on hand so I used lingonberries...perfect substitution!! Such a holiday tasting meal I cut mine in half crosswise, but I’m sure you could do it lengthwise too I like the one reviewer’s idea of browning it first...great idea!! I didn’t do it with mine and still tasted fantastic I slow cooked it on low for exactly 5 hours and it came out perfect Will be making this over and over again so easy and really makes a special meal??

  • Gail
    Oct 11, 2020

    This was really good

  • June
    Oct 28, 2019

    do i use the low or high setting on the slow cooker?

  • Jamie
    Nov 13, 2018

    Is this supposed to be cut in half crosswise?

  • Darlene
    Sep 29, 2018

    It says cut roast in half but, is it lengthwise or crosswise?

  • sands351
    Jan 2, 2015

    This was great. Fixed this for New Years day dinner and hubby thought it was awesome. This recipe will become part of our regular dinner rotation. Thanks for the recipe.

  • RLiberty
    Jan 30, 2014

    This was fabulous - my Husband gave it his highest rating. I browned the roast first which I think adds to the flavor. The ingredients blended so well together to create a wonderful taste that lingered on your tongue and the pork was very tender. We will be making it again - believe it would go great with baked beans. The leftovers made great sandwiches.

  • Meredith-Mehitabel
    Feb 27, 2013

    I used a 4.45 lb rolled pork loin because it was on sale. I didn't use the salt, pepper, nor honey and I substituted 1/3 of a large can of frozen orange juice for the orange zest. It fit perfectly in my 6 qt. slow cooker. The taste knocked my socks off! I'm glad I have left overs!

  • MommyAustin
    Dec 1, 2011

    The pork roast was so, so tender and moist! My family loved this recipe! The mix of cranberry, orange, and the spices were just right for the pork! Delicious!

  • debbiebuttonz
    Oct 18, 2011

    I used boneless pork chops instead of a roast because the chops were on sale. It was so easy that my husband was able to get it started while I was at work. I make Canadian Thanksgiving dinner for my husband every year and wanted a break from turkey since we will have that for Thanksgiving next month. This had the perfect fall flavor. It's perfect for a weeknight or a special occasion. I loved how easy it was and that it left the oven open for cooking other parts of the meal. We will definitely make this again.