Spiced Orange Pork Roast

Delicious pork roast recipe with a citrus twist - made stress-free for dinner in a slow cooker.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
1/2- to 3-pound pork shoulder roast
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
medium orange
1
bag (16 ounces) baby-cut carrots
1/2
cup dried apricots or orange-flavored dried plums
1/2
cup chicken broth
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1
tablespoon water
1
tablespoon honey
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired
  • 1 Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray. Cook pork in skillet over medium-high heat until brown on all sides. Grate peel from orange; squeeze juice from orange. Reserve orange peel and juice.
  • 2 Place pork in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Place carrots and apricots on pork. Mix broth, cinnamon, nutmeg and reserved orange peel and juice; pour over pork.
  • 3 Cover and cook on low heat setting 9 to 11 hours or until pork is tender.
  • 4 Remove pork, carrots and apricots from cooker; cover to keep warm. Skim fat from surface of juices in cooker; pour juices into 1-quart saucepan. Mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir in honey. Stir honey mixture into juices in saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat about 15 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Serve pork with carrots, apricots and sauce. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

To get the most juice from an orange, roll it around on a countertop a few times while applying gentle pressure before squeezing it.

Use an additional orange, cut into thin slices, as a garnish. Place the pork roast on a platter. Slit orange slices from the center through the outer rind, then twist and stand the orange twists all around the roast.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
325
(
Calories from Fat
155),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.