Uncle Bill's Rack of Pork with Apricot/cranberry Sauce

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

This Rack of Pork with Apricot Cranberry Sauce is a perfect Thanksgiving main course.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium-size saucepan, add apricot jam, cranberries, orange juice, cinnamon and cloves and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cook until sauce lightly thickens and cranberries begin to break apart, abou 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove sauce from heat and set aside.
  5. Season rack of pork generously with salt and pepper.
  6. Place the rack of pork in a small roasting pan; standing with ribs up.
  7. Roast the pork uncovered in preheated 350 F oven for 30 minutes.
  8. Brush pork ribs with 1/2 cup of sauce.
  9. Continue to roast, uncovered for another 20 minutes.
  10. Brush again with another 1/2 cup of sauce.
  11. Continue roasting, uncovered for 30 minutes longer or until meat thermometer inserted in the center of the pork registers 160 F.
  12. Brush rack of pork with a little more sauce, then let rest for 10 minutes to allow juices to set before cutting between ribs.
  13. Serve with remaining sauce alongside pork.


Most Helpful

I Loved It! Thank you Uncle Bill for a delicious recipe! I have to admit that I did not make it as written just because I was hunting for something new at about 4:00 pm. I did not have any apricot jam, so I used Cross and Blackwell mango chutney and cut out the cinnamon and cloves. We all enjoyed the pork roast and the sauce; even my picky DS who doesn't like anything, it seems.

J. Ko July 04, 2007

EXCELLENT!!! The only thing I had to do differently was use dried cranberries,(couldn't find fresh or frozen anywhere). Uncle Bill suggested I put them in some water and bring them to a boil 1st. It worked! The sauce was to die for!! Next time I will make more!! Thanks for a great recipe!

Verelucky April 09, 2006

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