Spiced Orange Pork Roast

Spiced Orange Pork Roast

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

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

00

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

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.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Betty's Success Tip
To get the most juice from an orange, roll it around on a countertop a few times while applying gentle pressure before squeezing it.
Holiday Inspirations
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:

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