Oven-Barbecued Cranberry Pork Roast

"This recipe is great for making on a day when you are going to be home taking care of other things....once you put it in the oven, you are pretty much free to do whatever you want! Love the fresh cranberries in this. Feel free to add any seasonings you'd like...I usually just salt and pepper it."
Oven-Barbecued Cranberry Pork Roast created by momaphet
Ready In:
3hrs 10mins




  • Wash and sort the cranberries; drain well. Combine the cranberries, sugar, barbecue sauce, and juice in a large saucepan, stirring well. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil, without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and set aside.
  • Place the roast, fat side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the roast, making sure it does not touch bone or fat.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until the thermometer registers 160 degrees. During the last 30 minutes of baking time, baste frequently with the cranberry mixture.
  • Let the roast stand 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with the remaining cranberry mixture.

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  1. Larawithoutau
    Reduced sugar to 2/3 cup; browned on stovetop and baked covered in a Dutch oven with some sliced sweet onion and chicken stock.
  2. Larawithoutau
    I wasn't sure about this one. I have an absolute favorite from scratch cranberry sauce recipe and almost went with that. I reduced the sugar to 2/3 c., that was the only change I made. I made this in a Dutch oven after browning on the stovetop and baked it with a lid including a small amount of sweet onion (sliced thin) and chicken stock. At the last 45 minutes, I poured the cranberry BBQ over top and finished cooking it, covered. I served this with homemade cinnamon/nutmeg spiced sweet potato fries which I dipped in the sauce...amazing. This was a keeper.
  3. weekend cooker
    What a nice rounded roast. Used a 4 pound roast, that I had stored in my extra freezer, omitted the salt, used store bought generic bbq sauce, and reduced the sugar to 3/4 of a cup. Turned out perfectly, flavors were real nice, and not to sweet. Cooked this for 3 hours. Made for 1-2-3 hits
  4. JackieOhNo!
    This made a fabulous dinner on New Year's Day, without a lot work or fuss. I had a 5-1/2 lb. pork loin roast (with bone). It took about 3 hours to cook. I used 2/3 cup of sugar because I was a bit leery of a full cup. I think it came out perfectly and still retained its tartness. I can imagine using the sauce for many other dishes. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe. Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders Tag Game.
  5. momaphet
    Oven-Barbecued Cranberry Pork Roast Created by momaphet



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