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Holiday Cranberry Pork Roast

Cranberry sauce and juice impart a sweet flavor to this savory pork roast...it's a delicious change from roast turkey during the holidays.

Gooseberry Patch DECEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6


  • 1 (2 1/2-lb.) boneless pork loin roast
  • 1 (16-oz.) can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Place pork in a 5-quart oval slow cooker. Stir together cranberry sauce and next 4 ingredients. Pour cranberry mixture over pork. Cover and cook on high setting one hour; reduce heat to low setting and cook 4 1/2 hours or until pork is tender.

Skim fat from drippings in slow cooker. Measure drippings to equal 2 cups, adding water if necessary. Pour drippings into a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Stir together cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to drippings and cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in salt. Serve gravy with sliced pork.


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