Cranberry & Apricot Glazed Pork Roast

 
 

This would certainly be delicious to serve for a holiday meal or to guests anytime.

1 lb carrots, peeled and cut in half

Salt and Pepper

3 to 4 lbs Center Cut Pork Loin Roast

Seasoned Salt

1 lg onion diced


Place carrots in bottom of slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. Season roast and place on top of carrots. Sprinkle onion on top.


1 tsp. minced garlic

1 15-oz can whole cranberry sauce

1 cup apricot nectar (juice)

2/3 cup dried apricots

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 tsp dry mustard

2 Tbls brown sugar

1/4 tsp pepper flakes, optional


Place all these ingredients in food processor and blend, chopping apricots to small pieces. Pour over roast. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Remove roast and carrots and thicken sauce with a mixture of 3 Tbls cornstarch and 1/2 cup cold water. Add some of this stirring to thicken to desired consistency. Serve with long grained and wild rice mix.



Candy Cranberries

These are fun to serve in a pretty little candy dish, but don’t tell your guests what they are.


1 12oz bag of fresh cranberries, rinsed and dried

2 egg whites

1 Tbls of water

1/4 tsp vanilla

2 cups plus powdered sugar


In a medium-sized bowl, beat egg whites, water, and vanilla with a whisk until they are slightly frothy. Place powdered sugar in a 13x9 pan, spreading it to cover base from end-to-end. Take a small handful of cranberries and put them in the egg white mixture; get them thoroughly wet. Lift them out with your fingers, draining slightly. Place them in the powdered sugar, shaking the pan from left to right, let the cranberries roll and coat themselves with powdered sugar. As you do this repeatedly, you may find that you want to fluff up the powdered sugar with a fork or even add more. Lift the now well-coated cranberries out and place on a foil-covered sheet pan. Repeat this process until all berries are coated; don’t let them touch each other and leave them standing out to dry. If you see that some have not coated well, roll them again. Fluffing the powdered sugar, helps to loosen it if you are not draining them well enough. These will dry and get crunchy. When you bite them you have the sweetness of the sugar and the tartness of the berry. A fun, fast, and healthy snack.