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Maple Cranberry Braised Pork |

Maple Cranberry Braised Pork

  • Author: Mary
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


Units Scale
  • 2 lbs country style pork ribs (no bone), cut into 4" sections
  • ample salt & pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 carrot, minced
  • 3-4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup Paradise Meadow Cooking & Baking Cranberries by Decas Cranberry Products


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  2. Generously season the pork with salt and pepper, and heat a large shallow pan (with a lid) over high heat. Using tons, brown the meat on all sides, working in batches and setting pieces aside when they're done.
  3. As soon as the meat is browned, lower the heat to medium and add the olive oil, butter, onion, garlic, and carrot. Use a wooden spatula to scrape up any brown bits stuck to the pan.
  4. Once the vegetables have begun to sweat, add the broth (another good opportunity to scrape any brown bits off the pan), bay leaves, and maple syrup. Bring to a gentle simmer, then add the meat back into the pan in a single layer, along with the cranberries.
  5. Make sure the liquid is not fully covering the meat, but is more than halfway up the sides of it (mine was nearly to the top). Cover the pan, and place into the oven.
  6. After 1 hour, flip the meat. Continue to cook for 60-90 more minutes.
  7. Serve warm with the sauce from around the meat!