Cold pork roast with cranberry jam

Cold pork roast with cranberry jam

Roast pork is a traditional festive dish of Russian, German and Austrian cuisine. For this dish a large portion of pork is roasted in one piece and served hot or cold with a sauce.


For the meat:

  • Pork fillet 800 g
  • 2 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • Rosemary
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Vegetable shortening

For the sauce:

  • 250 g cranberries
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 300 ml of water


To prepare roast pork at home is not difficult at all. Do not expect difficult cooking techniques or rare ingredients in this dish. To cook a roast pork, you do not have to be a master of culinary arts. Try our recipe and see for yourself!

Overcooking the meat is the one mistake you should avoid. The meat should not stay in the oven too long. Limiting the roasting time ensures that the roast is juicy and tasty. The highlight of this recipe is the special cranberry sauce. This robustly flavoured sauce adds a sweet-sour, fresh taste to the meat and its bright color adorns every festive table. The combination of pork and berries is a traditional winter treat, giving you and your guests an unusual flavor experience.

Cold pork roast with cranberry jam, detailed photo recipe

50 minutes

1. Rub the meat with salt and turmeric.

2. Peel the garlic cloves. Cut two deep pockets into the meat and place 2 garlic cloves into them.

3. Place the meat with a twig of rosemary and another garlic clove into the frying tube. Roast in the pre-heated oven at 180 °C for 40 minutes.

4. Prepare sauce in a saucepan. Place cranberries, sugar and cinnamon into the pot, pour over water. Crush the berries and reduce the mixture to a jam-like consistency.

5. Remove meat from the oven and let it cool down. Cut into pieces.

6. Garnish with the cranberry sauce, serve with potatoes and sauerkraut.

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