Cranberry Pork Roast
This tender, flavorful Cranberry Pork Roast is super easy to prepare, yet looks and tastes like a gourmet meal. A holiday winner!
Prep Time10 minutes mins
Cook Time1 hour hr 20 minutes mins
Total Time1 hour hr 30 minutes mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Keyword: cranberry pork roast, pork roast, pork roast recipe, thanksgiving recipes
Preheat the oven to 375 F degrees and arrange the rack in the middle of the oven.
Drizzle the olive oil all over the pork loin. Season with thyme, nutmeg, allspice, salt and pepper on all sides evenly.
Heat a large 12 inch cast iron pan with a little bit of olive oil, then brown the pork on all sides, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Sear until it's a deep golden brown and easily releases from the pan. Remove from heat.
Drizzle honey on all sides of the pork loin then grate some orange zest over it.
Cover with aluminum foil, transfer the skillet to the oven and roast for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and finish roasting for another 30 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork reads anywhere from 145 to 160 F degrees.
Meanwhile prepare the cranberry sauce. I used my own cranberry sauce recipe, however, store bought cranberry sauce will work as well.
Transfer the pork roast to a cutting board and let it rest for at least 15 to 20 minutes before slicing into it.
Slice then top with cranberry sauce before serving it.
- The best way to tell when your pork is done is to take its internal temperature using a meat thermometer that's inserted in the center part of the pork and the temperature reads at least 145F/62.8C to 155F/68.3C.
- If you don't own a meat thermometer, pierce the pork in the middle with a fork and if the juices run clear, the meat is done.
- Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.
Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 871mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.5mg