Pork with Cranberry Sauce

Canned cranberry sauce and lemon juice make a simple sauce for this tender, juicy roast.

Pork with Cranberry Sauce
SERVINGS
8 to 10
PREP TIME
15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1  3 - 5  pound pork loin center rib roast, backbone removed
  • 1/2  cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2   tablespoons snipped fresh sage
  • 2   tablespoons snipped fresh thyme
  • 1   tablespoon snipped fresh oregano
  • 1   tablespoon snipped fresh basil
  • 2   tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
  • 1   teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 2   tablespoons honey
  • 1  16  ounce can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/4  cup lemon juice
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Directions
1. 
Trim fat from meat. With a sharp knife, score top of meat into a shallow diamond pattern. Place roast, rib side down, in a roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer. Roast in a 350 degree F. oven, uncovered, 1 hour.
2. 
Combine bread crumbs, herbs, margarine or butter, pepper, and salt. Brush meat with honey. Pat herb mixture onto pork. Roast 30 to 45 minutes or until thermometer registers 155 degrees F to 165 degrees F. Reserve 2 tablespoons pan drippings. Cover roast; let stand 15 minutes. For sauce, in a saucepan combine cranberry sauce, lemon juice, and reserved drippings. Cook over medium heat until heated through. To serve, slice roast between ribs. Pass sauce. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 326, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 64, pro. (g) 21, sodium (mg) 290, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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