Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast Recipe

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast is delicious! The tartness of the cranberries marries beautifully with the juicy, succulent pork, making a drool-worthy dish that’ll have you reaching for seconds before you’ve even finished the first helping.

Finding dishes that are both easy to make and a hit with the kids is always a struggle. This Cranberry Pork Roast is one of those rare gems, so it’s become a regular at our dinner table.

I’ve been tempted to skip the turkey and serve it for Thanksgiving, too! Add some mashed potatoes or stuffing, and no one will complain that you have pork instead of turkey. But you don’t need a special holiday to enjoy this hearty, home-cooked meal.

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In this post, I’ll be guiding you step-by-step through the process of making this dish. We’ll cover everything from prepping your ingredients to setting the perfect cooking time on your slow cooker.

Looking for more slow cooker recipes? Try slow cooker beef tips, Crock Pot chicken and stuffing, and Crock Pot baked ziti for more effortless family meals.

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🥘Ingredient Notes

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Pork loin roast
  • Cranberries: Fresh cranberries are the best. Or you can use frozen ones. Just thaw them before putting them in the food processor.
  • Honey: The honey’s sweetness balances out the cranberries’ tartness.
  • Chicken broth
  • Orange peel
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt & pepper
Ingredients for roasted pork with cranberries and cranberry sauce.

🥣How to Make Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast

  1. Put the cranberries in a food processor and pulse until they are chopped.
  2. Mix the cranberries with honey, orange peel, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  3. Seasoning your roast with salt and pepper and put it in the slow cooker.
  4. Dump the cranberry mixture over your seasoned roast. Add the chicken broth to the slow cooker. That’s it. No fancy culinary techniques are needed here.
  5. Now, set your slow cooker on low and let it do its thing for 8-10 hours.
  6. When you are ready to eat, slice or shred the pork and serve.
Pomegranate seeds in a food processor.
Process cranberries
A piece of meat is being cooked in a slow cooker.
Season pork
A piece of meat with red peppers in a pot.
Add cranberry mixture
A piece of salmon in a slow cooker.
After slow cooking

🍴Serving Ideas

When serving this pork roast, whole-berry cranberry sauce is a must. The cranberries that flavor the meat melt into the broth, so they aren’t that nice, vibrant red anymore.

Add a dollop of the tangy cranberry sauce right on top of your roast, and you’ve got a meal fit for a king or, you know, a very hungry family. I like to serve this with a side of creamy mashed potatoes or fluffy rice.

Pair it with a crisp green salad or steamed vegetables for a lighter option. Brussels sprouts and green beans go wonderfully with the meal, too.

A roast with cranberry sauce and brussels sprouts on a plate.

Looking for more cranberry favorites? Try cranberry fluff, cranberry upside-down cake, and sugared cranberries.

💭Storing Your Cranberry Pork Loin

The roast can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just let it cool a bit before popping it in there.

And here’s the best part – this dish is freezer-friendly. Wrap the cooled roast tightly in foil, then place it in a freezer-safe bag.

It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to reheat, just let it thaw in the fridge overnight and warm it in the oven or microwave.

A plate with roasted turkey, brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce.

⭐Tips

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • You can also cook this on high for 4-5 hours. But I find pork is much more tender and moist when I cook it on low.
  • I usually go for a nice boneless pork loin roast for this Crock Pot Cranberry pork. It’s a lean yet tender piece of meat that cooks beautifully in the slow cooker.
  • If you’re going for a more budget-friendly option, a pork shoulder roast works well, too. It will just be a little greasier. Pork tenderloin works fine, too, but it will cook much faster, only needing about 4 hours in the slow cooker.
  • No cranberries? You can use a can of cranberry sauce in place of the cranberries and honey.

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast Recipe

Published By Anne
Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast is easy and delicious. The juicy pork infused with tart cranberries makes a mouth-watering meal that's perfect for any occasion, not just the holidays.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients
 

  • 3-4 pound pork roast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Season the roast with salt and pepper.
    Salt and pepper to taste, 3-4 pound pork roast
  • Put the cranberries in the food processor and process until finely ground.
    1 cup cranberries
  • Combine the cranberries, honey, orange peel and cinnamon and dump over the roast.
    ¼ cup honey, 1 teaspoon orange peel, ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pour in the chicken broth.
    1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Cook on low 8-10 hours.

Notes

  • Serve with store-bought or homemade cranberry sauce.
  • No cranberries? You can use a can of cranberry sauce in place of the cranberries and honey.
  • I usually go for a nice boneless pork loin roast. It’s lean yet tender and cooks beautifully in the slow cooker. Pork tenderloin works fine, too, but it will cook much faster, only needing about 4 hours in the slow cooker.
  • You can also cook this on high for 4-5 hours. But I find pork is much more tender and moist when I cook it on low.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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