Slow Cooker Savory Cranberry Pork Butt Roast

"I found a pork loin recipe in an email from All Recipes and that was my inspiration for this. I really wanted a Crock Pot recipe using the Pork Butt roast which is a budget stretcher compared to loins. This version turned out moist and flavorful. The original version used apple jelly instead of the marmalade. Use the one you like best."
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Ready In:
8hrs 10mins
1 roast




  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Quickly sear each side of the roast in the hot oil, about 1 minute each side.
  • Place the roast in your slow cooker, fat side up.
  • If using bouillon, crush the cubes.
  • Combine the cranberry sauce, orange marmalade, mustard, soup base/bouillon, horseradish, garlic powder, and thyme.
  • Spoon the sauce over the pork roast.
  • Cover and cook on low 8 -10 hours.

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  1. Very nice flavors with this recipe - it's fruity without being too sweet. I chose the orange marmalde and we were very happy with the results. Thank you for posting this unusual recipe.
  2. This didn't knock my socks off but it is a solid GOOD. Easy to prep and perfect for a busy fall day. The whole family ate it including the 2 & 5 year olds. Left overs were good too. I too think this would be nice with chicken. I will likely make this again.
  3. Pork roast & I don't get along too well, even though I love it!!! However, I do think this would be GREAT for chicken, too! When I DO make it, I'll give it a proper review & rating. THANKS for the idea!!!
  4. Delicious!<br/>When I seared the pork butt I did roll it seasoned flour. Also, the next time I make this, I will add a bit more mustard. However, this was VERY popular in my house. There weren't any left overs. Always a good sign.


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