Slow Cooker Braised Pork with a Rum-Orange Sauce

Slow Cooker Braised Pork with a Rum-Orange Sauce

A sophisticated, yet easy to make dish, ideal when receiving guests for dinner.

6 servings
Marinade 2 h
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 8 h

Standing 10 min

280 calories per serving 


2 tbsp sucanat   26 g
1 tsp ground cinnamon   3 g
1 tsp allspice powder   3 g
1.2 kg pork shoulder, without rind, fat removed    
1 onions, sliced   200 g
1/3 cup orange marmalade   85 mL
1/3 cup rum   85 mL
1/3 cup water   85 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    
2 tbsp arrowroot   16 g

Before you start

A slow cooker is needed to make this recipe.


  1. Combine the sucanat and spices, then use this mixture to coat the meat. Let it set about 2 h in the refrigerator (up to overnight).
  2. Slice the onion, then put it in the bottom of the ceramic cooking pot. Put the meat on top of the onion. In a small bowl, mix the orange marmalade, water and rum, then pour the mixture on top.
  3. Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on 'low' for 8-9 h, or until the meat is very tender.
  4. Transfer the meat to a cutting board. Cover with foil then let stand 10 min before slicing.
  5. Meanwhile transfer the cooking juices to a small saucepan. Stir in the arrowroot and cook over medium heat until the sauce has thickened, about 5 min. Adjust the seasoning.
  6. Serve the meat with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (130g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




8 g

13 %

Saturated 3 g
+ Trans 0 g

14 %


75 mg


80 mg

3 %


19 g

6 %


1 g

4 %


14 g


22 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

6 %


2 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: ¼ serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 1 serving

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Source of :
Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin D
Good source of :
Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6
Excellent source of :
Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pork | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Slow Cook

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