Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Orange Cranberry Pork Roast

This Orange Cranberry Pork Roast is a delicious hot dish for a cold day and makes good use of leftover cranberry sauce after Thanksgiving.

I make this pork roast in a Dutch Oven, but if you don't have one, you can brown the roast in one pan and roast it in the oven in another.

First, season the meat with salt and pepper, then brown the pork roast in a little oil.

Next, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar with 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar.

I used Tangerine Fig Balsamic, because that's what I had, but any balsamic vinegar is fine.  Pour the mixture over the pork roast.

Peel and dice one large orange.
Top the pork roast with the orange pieces.




 I really like this homemade cranberry sauce.
Pour the cranberry sauce over the pork roast.
Pour 1/4 cup water into the bottom of the Dutch oven/roasting pan.

Cover and place into a 350 degree F. oven for 1 hour, then roast uncovered for 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the pork is at least 145 degrees F.

Remove the pork roast from the oven and let stand, covered, for 15 minutes.  Make a pan sauce as follows:  Set meat aside, covered to keep warm, and bring pan juices to a boil.  Combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water.  Stir cornstarch mixture into boiling pan juices while stirring continuously.  Continue stirring and boiling for 2 minutes.  Serve pan sauce over sliced pork roast.
Note: Leftover cranberry sauce can be stored in the freezer for later use in this recipe.
Cindy

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You can find more recipes at The Gluten Free Homemaker's Gluten Free Wednesday and at the Hearth and Soul Hop at Premeditated Leftovers.

5 comments:

  1. I love the sound of this recipe. The Cranberry, Balsamic and Orange would give such a lovely flavour. This recipe is a fantastic way to use up leftover cranberry sauce, but I'd happily open up a whole new jar just to make it! Thank you for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  2. Orange and cranberry are great flavors with pork and I love a good sauce for the meats I serve. This really does sound delicious!

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  3. This sounds so good! I love the combination of orange and cranberries, but have never tried it on a pork roast before. Thanks for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop. I’ve pinned this to my Pinterest board.

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment and Pinterest pin!

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