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Cinnamon Clove Rump Roast


By Kris

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (6 Votes)


  • Warning: Marinades for 2 days. Bakes for hours.
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper corns
  • merlot
  • ginger beer or root beer
  • rump roast (may be substituted with other red meats
  • large zip lock bags
  • large bowl
  • optional: raisons, dried figs, dried plums, ginger snap cookies


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 2880mins
Cooking time 200mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Make marinade: Mix together the first 4 ingredients. Keep stirring it until the cloves and cinnamon smell stronger than the vinegar.

Step 2

Rince the roast off in the sink. Then place it in a large zip lock bag. If it doesn't fit, cut it into two similarly sized pieces and put it in two zip lock bags. Stir the mixture from step 1, then pour it over the roast. (If the roast is divided, divide up the marinade as well.) Then pour half ginger beer and half merlot into the bags with the roast until the roast is covered in liquid. Add raisons and dried fruits if desired. Seal the bags, letting out any extra air. (Ideally, place the zip lock bags with roast and marinade inside a large bowl to ensure that they don't leak.)

Step 3

Place the bags containing roast into the refrigerator. Leave them in the fridge for two days. Turn them over at least once a day so that the marinade can absorb evenly on both sides.

Step 4

After about 48 hours, the roast is ready to bake. DO NOT DISCARD MARINADE. Rub the roast in ginger snap cookie crumbs if desired. If not, just put the roast in a pyrex baking pan. Pour marinade, raisons and all, over the roast. The roast will only be partially submerged and that's fine. You can always add more of the marinade later if it doesn't easily fit into the pan. It will be baking for hours.

Step 5

Put roast in 350 degree oven. Turn the roast over every 30-45 minutes or so. This is so it doesn't get dry and evenly marinates while it cooks. Just keep doing that until the roast is tender and ready to eat. The End!

If you sense that the roast is getting dry or cooking too fast on the surface compared to the middle, you can cover the pan with aluminum foil. Also make sure that the rack you use is in the middle of the oven, not too close to the bottom or top.

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VIDEO: Sweet Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Sweet Apple Cinnamon Rolls

1 apple
Pie crust dough
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup almond powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Egg yellow(s)


1. Halve an apple and slice each half finely.

2. Cut the top of a pie crust to get a straight edge.

3. Spread the brown sugar and almond powder all over the dough.

4. To get the first row, line up the apples in a straight line and cut out the section. Continue until all the dough is all used up.

5. Mix egg yellow and milk and cover each roll with the mixture.

6. If you wish, sprinkle a little extra brown sugar on top of each roll.

7. Bake in the oven for 18 min at 350° F.

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