Monday, December 31, 2012

Slow-cooker Cranberry Pork Roast

Slow-cooker Cranberry Pork Roast
The last few weeks have been very hectic and busy in my house, as I’m sure at yours.  The kitchen is where you will find me on any given day, baking cookies, quick breads, coffee cakes and other goodies!  After spending a day in the kitchen baking, the last thing I want to do in the evening, is to start making dinner.  So, I have learned to take advantage of my Crock Pot!  I use it year round but, more often in the cold weather months.  This small appliance is a such big helping hand!  I get up in the morning, load it with everything called for in the recipe and turn it on.  As the day progresses, the slow cooking aromas that permeate my house are wonderful, and several hours later I have a delicious meal ready to serve.  The recipe I’m sharing today is on old standby!  Cranberry Pork Roast!  The gravy is a bit oriental in flavor! I usually serve it with rice and a veggie!  But, as you can see in my previous post, I served it with Dories Celery Root Puree!  Crock Pot meals are a real winner in our house. I hope you give it a try!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast

1 2-3 lb pork loin roast 
1 (16-ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce

1/3 cup cranberry juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup raisins 
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons ground ginger 
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons water

Cooked rice for serving

The Directions.
Place pork roast in crock-pot.  In a medium bowl, combine cranberry sauce, juices, and sugar. Stir in raisins, garlic, ginger, mustard, salt and pepper.  Pour over roast. Cover and cook on Low 6-8 hours. Remove roast from slow cooker, cover with foil to keep warm. Measure 3 cups of cooking juices, pour into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. In a cup, dissolve cornstarch in cold water, stir into saucepan. Cook stirring constantly, until thickened. Slice roast, serve with sauce and rice.

(I add the cornstarch to the crock-pot after I remove the roast, and stir till thickend….saves dirtying another pot!)

Mix all ingredients with cranberry sauce except cornstarch
Add Pork roast to crock pot
Pour sauce over roast
In six hours you have this….a lovely gravy
And the roast is tender and delicious
And From My House to Yours a Very Happy, Healthy New Year to All!!


  1. I can't believe I never thought of this wonderful combinations it just shouts holiday and so delicious cant wait to make this! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! THANK YOU!

  2. This looks delicious. I love Crock Pot meals. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year:)

  3. Kathy, thank you so much for sharing this pork roast recipe with us. It's perfect. I love my Crock Pot also but do not use it enough. This is a wonderful-looking roast. Your house looks beautiful, very festive for the holidays. Happy, Healthy New Year (again).

  4. Your house is adorable. It is like a winter picture post card. Happy New Year to you!

  5. What a lovely roast! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  6. Can you believe another year has passed? Time can be so funny; at times, dragging on, but so often, speeding by and we barely have time to catch our breath. I hope this New Year’s Eve is filled with love and laughter, relaxation and joy.

  7. Kathy, have a fabulous new year ahead! Wonderful shot of a hearty, comforting dish. Look forward to baking with you in the TWDBWJ group.


  8. What a beautiful post! I'm so happy to have visited you via your post as I take a New Year's Day break. I forget about my crock pot...thanks for reminding me. I have 2 large dinners to prepare later this week and both are on very busy days. I plan to "borrow" your roast pork idea and now you have me in the mood to decide on another slow cooker meal...then I'll have my big days planned for this week...all thanks to you. I look forward to baking with you through 2013. Have a great New Year!

  9. Oh Kathy what a fabulous roast! I've been meaning to cook a slow cook pork for a while now - yours looks scrumptious! Your house is so beautiful in the snow :) Happy New Year!
    Mary x

  10. Slow cooked pork is one of the best things to eat. These are such festive flavors! Have a great year Kathy! Looking forward to cooking with you.

  11. Now I need to see if the roast fits in my crock pot - best idea ever! Happy New Year, Kathy - may it bring goodness.

  12. Happy New Year Kathy! It's been fun to get to know you in 2012 and I look forward to the fun recipes you'll be posting in 2013. This roast sounds wonderful! I happen to have a pork roast in the freezer and was trying to decide what to do with it, this is a simple but delicious sounding recipe, thanks! Oh, and your house is so..... pretty, it looks like a Christmas card!

  13. Happy 2013 Kathy! The pork roast is delicious and with so much snow I would love to have such a meal on my table!

  14. I too love using my crock pot especially in the cooler months. It's very comforting knowing dinner is simmering away in the kitchen. This recipe looks really good - I will try it soon! Have a wonderful New Year!

  15. I just love your snow photos!

    This creation looks amazing! And the flavors sound great!

  16. I use my slow cooker often because I can prepare everything and put it on before I go to work. it is just a life saver for those busy days when you don't want to cook. I am bookmarking this to try soon. Your home is just so lovely, Kathy!

  17. I am stealing this recipe right now...Mark just commented that I don't make pork roast near enough, so this is going on the menu for next week (I already shopped for this week). Thanks for all the great process photos. Your home is beautiful, just gorgeous!