Bone in Pork roast with brown sugar and maraschino cherries. Garlic adds just the right twist. This comes out tender and juicy. Cooking in a oven bag its easy and quick to clean up. 'Pig out!' Hope you enjoy it.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Rinse and pat dry the pork roast.

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  • Cut deep slits all over the roast with a sharp knife to different depths. Press pieces of garlic into the slits. In a small bowl, mix together the water, brown sugar, and the maraschino cherries with their juice. Place the roast in an oven bag, and pour the cherry mixture over. Seal the bag, and place in a roasting pan.

  • Bake for 3 hours in the preheated oven, or until the internal temperature of the roast is at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Remove from bag to a serving plate, and baste with the juices. Let stand for 15 minutes before carving and serving.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

619.9 calories; 39.6 g protein; 21.7 g carbohydrates; 153.8 mg cholesterol; 52.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
This recipe is WONDERFUL! We tried it with boneless pork roast and cooked it to 160. Since it was boneless it took even less time than the posted receipe! We shared 20 pounds of the cooked meat served with garlic mashed potatoes mixed vegetables and cresesnt rolls to 36 of our fellow VFW and American Legion members for a recent K.C. Chiefs' football game! Many responses were "the best pork roast they have ever had...." "Wonderful" nd "Succulent" is VERY understated! It was the talk of the weekend and past week! Many have requested the receipe from us. The cherries really add to the flavor and color of the roast! SO VERY EASY! YUMMY! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/19/2003
This recipe was quite bland. I found the cherrys to be an interesting choice of ingedients but was expecting a much more savory dish. The roast did come out very moist and tender but did not have much taste. Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
This recipe is WONDERFUL! We tried it with boneless pork roast and cooked it to 160. Since it was boneless it took even less time than the posted receipe! We shared 20 pounds of the cooked meat served with garlic mashed potatoes mixed vegetables and cresesnt rolls to 36 of our fellow VFW and American Legion members for a recent K.C. Chiefs' football game! Many responses were "the best pork roast they have ever had...." "Wonderful" nd "Succulent" is VERY understated! It was the talk of the weekend and past week! Many have requested the receipe from us. The cherries really add to the flavor and color of the roast! SO VERY EASY! YUMMY! Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2004
This recipe is WONDERFUL! We tried it with boneless pork roast and cooked it to 160. Since it was boneless it took even less time than the posted receipe! We shared 20 pounds of the cooked meat served with garlic mashed potatoes mixed vegetables and cresesnt rolls to 36 of our fellow VFW and American Legion members for a recent K.C. Chiefs' football game! Many responses were "the best pork roast they have ever had...." "Wonderful" nd "Succulent" is VERY understated! It was the talk of the weekend and past week! Many have requested the receipe from us. The cherries really add to the flavor and color of the roast! SO VERY EASY! YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2006
I used these same ingredients and cooked a frozen roast in a slow cooker all day on "low" (minus the roasting bag). It was a hit with the whole family! Thank you....Pam Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2008
I utilized the basic idea of this recipe but instead of cherries..but used a large can of whole apricots with juice mixed in brown sugar honey garlic pepper minced garlic and a few squirts of spicy mustard and mashed it all together for the glaze...turned out WONDERFUL and definately full of flavor!!!!! can add even more spice if desired...also I stuffed it with minced garlic as it spreads the flavor better than the cloves.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2004
This was a very good roast. I tried it because i had a pork roast to use up. I'm not normally a big pork fan but this one was definitely good. If ever i have to make pork roast again I know which recipe to use. My husband loved it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/19/2003
This recipe was quite bland. I found the cherrys to be an interesting choice of ingedients but was expecting a much more savory dish. The roast did come out very moist and tender but did not have much taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2007
I just made this awhile ago. It is truly succulent as the name implies! The meat is so tender and juicy and the sauce from the cherries and meat is exquisite. It's not overly salty which is good and that's probably why a couple reviewers said it is bland. I disagree and find it delicious and would fix it again. The better half said "Good meal!" That's good enough for me! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2007
Very good recipe the entire family loves it. I have never used the oven bag but the roast still turns out perfect every time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2008
Love this recipe!! I had a 2 1/2 pund roast so cut the roasting time down to 1 1/2 hours and it was just right. I didn't have any cherries on hand so used Mandarin oranges and orange marmalade in place of the cherries. I added 1 T 1 tsp of marmalade to the can of Mandarin Oranges and it was wonderful. The pork was fork tender and so juicy! I have stocked my larder with cherries so that I can use the exact recipe the next time we have pork. Thank you for sharing this recipe which is now a family favorite in my house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2006
This was my first attempt at a bone-in pork roast. It was so simple to prepare and my husband loved it. I only had a half a jar of cherries so I added a little extra water and I didn't have a roasting bag so I cooked it in covered Pyrex. I used the drippings to make gravy and it came out excellent. Now I just have to learn how to carve one of these roasts! Read More
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