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Slow-Cooker Spiced Orange Pork Roast

Slow-Cooker Spiced Orange Pork Roast
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Servings 8
Delicious pork roast recipe with a citrus twist - made stress-free for dinner in a slow cooker.
Updated March 16, 2015

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 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
% Daily Value*:
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Fruit;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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