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Greek Cranberry Pomegranate Roast Leg of Lamb

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Marinade of cranberry-pomegranate juice adds a new twist to this traditional dish of roast lamb.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
15 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
30 min
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
4 hrs 45 min
Recipe Servings


1 (3 lb.) butterflied leg of lamb

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon dried oregano, preferably Greek oregano

6 garlic cloves, minced

salt and pepper

2 cups Ocean Spray® 100% Cranberry & Pomegranate Juice

2 tablespoons olive oil 


Unroll lamb and trim any excess fat. Make 1-inch slits with knife all over lamb.

Combine lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl and rub over all sides of lamb and into slits. 

Place lamb in resealable plastic bag; add cranberry-pomegranate juice and place in 13x9inch pan. Refrigerate 4 to 24 hours, turning occasionally. 

When ready to bake, heat oven to 450°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil; place a wire rack over pan. Spray rack and pan with cooking spray. Remove lamb from marinade; discard marinade. Blot lamb dry with paper towel; brush with olive oil. Place on wire rack. 

Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until internal thermometer reaches 132°F for medium rare in the thickest part.


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