Orange-Cranberry Pork Loin

Orange-Cranberry Pork Loin by

Smokin' Joe Lasher


Serves: 4-6


  • 1 (3 lb.) boneless pork loin
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 8 oz. orange marmalade
  • 8 oz. whole cranberry sauce
  • 2 oranges, sliced for garnish
  • ¼ cup fresh or frozen cranberries, for garnish
  • fresh mint, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven or smoker to 375°F
  2. Lightly coat pork loin with olive oil and liberally coat with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet on the stovetop. Sear all sides of pork loin, approximately 2 minutes per side, then place in a roasting pan.
  4. While searing, mix ¾ cup orange juice, apple cider vinegar, orange marmalade, and cranberry sauce in a small mixing bowl. Pour sauce over pork loin and place into a preheated oven/ smoker uncovered. Baste every 15-20 minutes with juices from the pan until pork loin reaches an internal temperature of 145°F in the thickest part. Remove from the oven/smoker and set aside.
  5. Place the sliced oranges on a small platter with the cranberries. Remove pork loin from pan, slice into ¼ - ½ inch slices and lay over oranges.
  6. Add remaining orange juice to the juices in the roasting pan and mix thoroughly, then pour juices over sliced pork loin and serve with your favorite holiday sides.