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Slow-Cooked Cranberry Pork Roast

Low SodiumLow PotassiumHigh Protein Egg-FreeDairy-FreeNo ShellfishGluten-FreeNut-FreeAmericanPorkDinner
slow-cooked pork roast recipe with cranberries and brown sugarslow-cooked pork roast recipe with cranberries and brown sugar
12 (1 serving = 4 ounces)
Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories287 cal
  • Total Fat14 g
  • Saturated Fat5 g
  • Trans Fat0 g
  • Cholesterol85 mg
  • Sodium190 mg
  • Carbohydrates8 g
  • Protein30 g
  • Phosphorus240 mg
  • Potassium406 mg
  • Dietary Fiber0.4 g
  • Calcium40 mg


  • 4 pounds center cut pork roast
  • ½ teaspoon salt*
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cranberries, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel (zest)
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg


Delicious and simple, a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, cranberries and honey are used to make a sweet and flavorful marinade/sauce for this slow-cooked pork roast. Slice and serve with a spoonful of sauce.


  1. Sprinkle pork roast with salt and pepper. Place in a slow cooker or crock-pot.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients, pour over the roast.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8–10 hours.
  4. Remove roast from the slow cooker and slice into 24 slices. Top with a spoonful of drippings.