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Christmas Pork Roast

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a recipe I made up when my husband requested a 'roast that tastes like Christmas.' It's a savory-sweet pork roast with cranberries, apples, and cloves. You can add ground cloves to the glaze instead of using whole cloves."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 676
Original recipe yields 6 servings (1 pork roast)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place pork roast into a roasting pan; push whole cloves into the meat. Cover the roast with apple slices.
  3. Mash cranberry sauce in a bowl with a potato masher; stir chicken broth, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger into cranberries. Pour about half the cranberry mixture over the pork roast. Cover with a lid or a sheet of aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Pour remaining cranberry mixture over roast. Sprinkle orange zest over the cranberry sauce.
  5. Return to oven and roast until cranberry mixture forms a glaze and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meat reads at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees C), about 30 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 676 calories; 25.4 61.8 49.6 145 512 Full nutrition

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Despite getting the wrong cranberry sauce at the store (we got the regular ol' cranberry jelly), and not having any ginger, this was amazing! The kids LOVED the glaze (while the roast was resti...

Most helpful critical review

Why 3 stars? No where does it say you should reserve the sauce from the pan and pour over each slice of the roast. It looked beautiful out of the oven but was virtually tasteless. When I save...

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Despite getting the wrong cranberry sauce at the store (we got the regular ol' cranberry jelly), and not having any ginger, this was amazing! The kids LOVED the glaze (while the roast was resti...

This recipe was delicious. I used ground cloves instead of whole, but I should have used a little less of all of the spices. But even still, it was great. I will definitely make this next Christ...

Positively delectable! My whole house smelled amazing while this was in the oven!

Our new Christmas tradition!

I normally cook for a minimum of 25 people so, I'm always looking for a easy but exciting recipe. This recipe fits the bill! I was tempted to brown the roast first as a way to get some more flav...

Quick to prepare, then stick it in the oven! Smells and tastes great!

this was delicious. The aroma while baking is fantastic and the meat was so tender you almost don't need a knife. My husband said this is definitely a keeper.

I made it for Christmas Eve dinner was very good. I had a problem with the sauce not enough left in pan to pour on slices next time I will make more sauce.

Why 3 stars? No where does it say you should reserve the sauce from the pan and pour over each slice of the roast. It looked beautiful out of the oven but was virtually tasteless. When I save...