Forum Thread: How to Make a Pork Roast with Cherry Sauce


  • 7-9 (3-4 kg) pork loin
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) coarse salt
  • 6 gloves garlic
  • 12 small bay leaves


  • 1/2 cup pitted cherries
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch ground cloves

Step 1:

Deeply score rind of pork into 1/2 inch diamonds.

Step 2:

Place pork loin, skin side down, in a pan and pour the 2 cups boiling water.

Step 3:

Bake at 400°F and 200°C for 15 minutes.

Step 4:

Remove pan and drain off liquid, reserving it for basting.

Step 5:

Add oil to the pan. Rub pork skin with salt.

Step 6:

Insert cloves and bay leaf in score marks.

Step 7:

Roast pork, skin side up, at 375°F and 190°C for 3 1/2 hours.

Step 8:

Baste with the drained liquid every 30 minutes. When cooked, remove from the pan, cover and allow to stand for 20 minutes before carving.

Step 9:

In a saucepan, combine source of ingredients, bring to boil, and cook for 3 minutes until heated through.

Step 10:

Crave pork and serve sliced on platter with cherry sauce.

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