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  1. Watch how to make this citrus glazed pork:
  2. Citrus Glazed Pork Roast Recipe

I don’t know how the tradition of specific meats at certain holidays came to be, but ham is usually an Easter favorite. Maybe it’s because it is a little lighter than the gamey meats used during the Christmas season. Whatever the reason, I love ham but there are only so many ways to dress it up. Changing the glaze is usually the main one. To switch it up, I’m using the less traditional but extremely delicious loin cut roast. I may be a bit biased because I grew up with pork on our farm, but these roasts are versatile, simple and a crowd pleaser! This one is flavored with bright citrus and fennel, which is perfect for any spring holiday!

Topped with this sauce, you can’t go wrong!

Watch how to make this citrus glazed pork:

Citrus Glazed Pork Roast

5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

For the pork

  • 3-4 lb pork roast
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp fennel pollen (or ½ tsp ground fennel seed)
  • 2 tsp Herbes de Provence
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

For the citrus glaze

  • 6 oz apricot preserves
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions
 

For the pork

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • In a small bowl, mix the salt with the lemon and orange zest until they come together in a uniform texture.
  • Add the fennel pollen, Herbes de Provence, garlic powder, and pepper, mixing until combined.
  • Rub all over the roast.
  • Transfer roast to a roasting pan or a 12-inch cast-iron skillet. Roast in preheated oven 1 ½ hours to 2 hours or until the meat registers 170°F.
  • Remove from oven and tent with foil while preparing the sauce, approximately 15 minutes.

For the citrus glaze

  • Stir all ingredients together and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 10 minutes until reduced slightly and thickened.
  • Slice roast, drizzle with sauce, and serve. The juices will redistribute in the roast during the resting period, making a perfectly juicy roast.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Intermediate
Method Baking
Citrus Glazed Pork Roast | The Gray Boxwood
Citrus Glazed Pork Roast | The Gray Boxwood
Citrus Glazed Pork Roast | The Gray Boxwood
Citrus Glazed Pork Roast | The Gray Boxwood
Citrus Glazed Pork Roast | The Gray Boxwood

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I’m Kaleb! I'm not a chef, professional baker, landscaper, or designer, but I like to play each on Knollgate Farm. Come join me on my journey and let's learn together!

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2 Comments

  1. This recipe is one of the best I have ever made (in 50 years of cooking).
    We served this over the Thanksgiving/Christmas season & it wowed all my family. We will definitely serve again & again. Thank you for sharing your passion for life with us👩🏻‍🍳😊

  2. 5 stars
    Made this citrus glazed pork roast last week, turned out perfect! Absolutely delicious and the sauce was outstanding, my husband loved it too. We had leftovers all week…yum! Will definitely make it again…thanks WG!!