If you’re ready for something new and different for a holiday main course, I am thrilled to suggest this beautiful and easy to make Holiday Pork Roast with Cranberry Sauce, It’s my new favorite!
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What is Pork Shoulder?
Cut from various areas of the shoulder, pork shoulder is often called pork butt or Boston butt. These cuts are quite similar and may be used interchangeably. Pork shoulder is sold both boneless and with the bone in, usually weighing between five and 10 pounds, but your butcher is usually happy to cut smaller portions for you. This recipe calls for 3 pounds, which feeds about six people, but if you need a bigger roast for the holidays, simply double the maple spice rub and cook the same way. Pork shoulder is a fatty cut of meat, which is great because that is where the flavor is! I actually resist the urge to trim the fat until after cooking.
The Holiday Pork Roast with Cranberry Sauce:
This holiday roast looks pretty fancy, but I promise it’s very easy to make and once it’s in the oven there is no work involved at all. Here’s the process: smother roast in a maple spice rub and place in the fridge overnight. The next morning wrap in foil and place it in the oven to slow roast for 10 hours. Seriously, that’s it. Rub, wrap, cook! Once cooked, you simply slice and drench in cranberry sauce!
The Maple Spice Rub:
This rub is actually a paste rather…
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