Holiday Spiced Pork Roast Recipe

Holiday Spiced Pork Roast Recipe
Preparation time
15 mins
Cooking time
85 mins
4 people

Ginger and cinnamon aren’t just for cookies: try the flavors of Christmas spices in this savory pork roast. It’s a delicious centerpiece for a holiday meal, but the warming spices also make it tasty whenever you need something classic and comforting.


Holiday Spiced Pork Roast Recipe


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast, about 2 lbs;
  • 5 whole cloves;
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger;
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg;
  • 1/4 cup honey; (optional)
  • 2 cups chicken stock;
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca starch; (optional)
  • Cooking fat:
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  2. Melt some cooking fat in an ovenproof skillet placed over a high heat.
  3. Season the pork to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
  4. Brown the roast on all sides in the melted cooking fat.
  5. Add the cloves and cinnamon. Cook for another 5 minutes while turning the roast.
  6. Place the roast in the oven and cook for 1 hour.
  7. Remove the roast from skillet and cover with foil.
  8. Combine honey, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and stock in the same skillet.
  9. Bring the sauce a to a boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer until reduced by half. Add the tapioca starch if you like the sauce thicker. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  10. Slice the pork and drizzle with the sauce to serve.

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