Honey-Glazed Pork Roast


A beautiful pork roast is one of the easiest (and yet most appreciated) ways to serve a large group. This one, in which zesty lime serves as a counterpart to sweet honey, will be a winner every time. If you're accustomed to roasting pork to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, you should know that the USDA recently changed the safe internal temperature of pork to 145 degrees F, which results in much juicier pork!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Roast Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins


  • 2 - 3 teaspoon smoked paprika or paprika

  • 2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

  • 1 3-5 pound bone-in pork roast, ribs removed and tied back on

  • Fresh oregano sprigs

  • 3 small red and/or yellow sweet peppers, stemmed, seeded, and quartered

  • 1 small green pepper, stemmed, seeded, and quartered

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • cup honey

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • Fresh oregano and/or thyme sprigs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl combine paprika and coarse salt.

  2. Place pork in a shallow roasting pan, bone side down. Rub paprika mixture all over pork, pressing in lightly. Tuck sprigs of fresh oregano under the kitchen string tying the roast to the bone. Roast, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes per pound (1 hour 10 minutes to 2 hours).

  3. Meanwhile, place sweet pepper pieces on a baking sheet. Drizzle peppers with oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Spread peppers evenly on baking sheet. Place in oven with pork the last 40 to 45 minutes of roasting until peppers are tender and begin to brown. When roast reaches 155 degrees F internal temperature, remove to a cutting board and cover with foil. Let stand 10 minutes.

  4. While roast stands, in a small saucepan combine honey and lime juice. Bring to boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil gently, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Remove string from roast. Using tongs, turn roast on its side and pull bone away. Turn roast top-side up and slice. Serve with peppers, honey glaze, and fresh herbs. Makes 8 servings.

    Honey-Glazed Pork Roast
    Andy Lyons

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
14g Fat
15g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 620mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 48.4mg 242%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 492mg 10%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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