Maple Glazed Pork Roast

Maple Glazed Pork Roast

One of our favorite recipes from America’s Test Kitchen, this recipe is quick, simple and creates the most delicious Pork Shoulder Roast.   Best if you use a deep, dark pure maple syrup from our friends at Maple Hollow in Merril, WI.

1/3 cup dark pure Maple Syrup

1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

Pinch of cloves

1 Pork Shoulder Roast, approx. 3 lbs.

Granulated Garlic


Ground Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Stir together maple syrup and spices, set aside.

Season pork shoulder roast with salt, pepper and granulated garlic.   Heat high-heat stable fat in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet – we prefer our well seasoned cast iron.    Add roast and brown on all sides.  Remove roast and add maple syrup mixture.  Cook, stirring about 1 minute, remove from heat and add roast back to pan.   Turn roast over to coat all sides.  Place in oven and roast until thermometer reads 135 degrees in the center of the roast, approximately 45-60 minutes.   Baste twice during roasting time by spooning glaze over roast and/or flipping over.

Allow roast to rest for 15 minutes.  Slice and serve with extra glaze on the side.

Tip:  Dice leftover Maple Glazed Pork Roast in a pork stir fry with chunks of pineapple and fresh vegetables served over rice.