Cranberry Glazed Pork Loin

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This makes a terrific "company meal." A nice presentation plus a starch and a salad will complete the dining experience. This is an adaptation of a recipe I got from an Eagle Grocery Store about 20 years ago.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in saucepan and heat over a low to medium flame, until flavors are melded.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Rub pork loin with salt and pepper.
  4. Place roast, fat side up on a rack in the roasting pan.
  5. Cook uncovered for 1.5 to 2 hours at 325 degrees F., until meat thermometer reads 140- 145 degrees.
  6. Coat with 1/4 of the cranberry mixture.
  7. Roast for 15 minutes.
  8. Add the same amount of glaze and roast for an additional 15 minutes, or until meat thermometer reaches 145 degrees.
  9. The residual heat will bring it to a serving temperature of 150 degrees.
  10. DO NOT OVER COOK or the meat will get dry and chewy.
  11. Let pork loin rest for 15 minutes before carving.
  12. Serve on a platter, surrounded by remaining sauce or serve the sauce on the side.

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This was wonderful! I didn't have marmalade on hand so I used jalapeno jelly instead. I pan browned the sides of the roast before putting it in the baking pan and then warmed the cranberry mixture in he skillet with the roast drippings. I baked the roast on 325 for about 45 minutes, basting it with the cranberry mixture every 15 minutes or so. I used a probe thermometer and when the ends hit 140 I took it out and let it rest about 20 minutes before cutting it. Maybe I got lucky with the roast my DH picked out because it was super juicy and tender all the way through. I had some sweet potato rounds in the freezer as well as a large can of sweet potatoes and I mashed them with the can juice as they cooked on the stove with just a little butter and salt and pepper, then I put the mixture in a casserole and into the oven to brown the top. Made some garlicky green beans. It was a great meal! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

jilkat25 August 17, 2008

This is yummy! I used a jar of cranberry chutney from Trader Joe's instead of all the glaze ingredients - I happened to have some I didn't use during the holidays. It was zippy, sweet and delish.

Spit In Soup April 12, 2008

Moist, tasty, & an eye appetizing presentation! This is a great recipe to use up the Holiday cranberry sauce. I was very pleased how tender the pork turned out. Cooking for two, I always cut my pork loins into 1 lb pcs. I roasted at 325 for 30 mins, and halved the basting ingredients and basted as instructed. Thanks for sharing Barby.

Southern Lady January 03, 2006

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