Alea’s Pork Roast with Pumpkin Pie Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Pork Roast and Pumpkin Pie Spiced Sweet Potatoes |

I discovered long ago that I could get my kids to eat any orange vegetable if I season it with pumpkin pie spices. I decided to take that idea and kick it up a notch and apply it to Sunday Dinner.

This is an easy one-pot dinner. It is also quite frugal for a fancy Sunday dinner. Pork roasts go on sale for as little as .99 cents  a pound in my area and sweet potatoes have been on sale for around .50 cents a pound.

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Pork Roast with Pumpkin Pie Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Yield – 4-6 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 1 1/2 hours


  • 2 – 3 lb. pork roast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes or yams
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Add olive oil to an oven safe pan. Place roast in pan and brown on all sides over a medium-high heat.
  • While the meat is browning, mix orange juice, honey, and spices in a small bowl.
  • Once the meat is browned, pour half of the honey spice mix over the roast. Place a lid on the pot (or cover tightly with foil) and place it in the oven. Cook for 30 minutes.
  • While the meat is cooking, wash and coarsely chop the sweet potatoes. I leave the skin on.
  • Add the sweet potatoes to the pot and drizzle the remaining honey spice mix over the potatoes. Toss to coat the potatoes. Place lid back on pot and cook for 1 hour or until the roast reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees and the sweet potatoes are fork tender.

I place the pork roast and sweet potatoes on a platter and then spoon the drippings over the roast and potatoes. I serve this with a salad made of winter greens and topped with a sweet and tangy dressing like Orange Mustard Vinaigrette.

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    • MaryLinda says

      That’s what I was wondering too. I’d like to make this in the crock pot while I am at work but have had problems with a pork roast drying out in the crock pot before I get home, even when cooking on low.

      • Jenn K says

        Yes, you can do it in the slow cooker as well. If your slow cooker is a hotter model, then cooking it all day while at work may not be the best for you. You can cook it on the weekend perhaps so you are home to watch it.


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