Roast Loin of Pork with Applesauce Glaze Recipe

Roast Loin of Pork with Applesauce Glaze picture

Summary

Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time1 Hr 30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings16
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Pork loin5 1⁄2 Pound, with the backbone sawed through lengthwise but left attached and tied to the loin in 5 places with kitchen cord (1 piece)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
 Whole cloves8
 Thick applesauce1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 270 Calories from Fat 117

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 4.3 g21.5%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 99.8 mg

Sodium 195.7 mg8.2%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g0.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.25 g1%

Sugars 2.2 g

Protein 33 g66.7%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 0.65%

Calcium 1.2% Iron 4.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
Preheat the oven to 350°Fahrenheit.

MAKING
2 Rub the pork loin leberally with salt and pepper on all sides.
3 Stud the loin with the cloves, spacing them evenly along its length.
4 In a shallow roasting pan just large enough to hold the loin, place it fat side up.
5 Insert the tip of a meat thermometer horizontally at least 2 inches into one side of the loin, making sure the tip of the meat thermometer does not touch any fat or bone.
6 Roast the loin in the middle of the oven for 1 hour.
7 Remove the pan from the oven.
8 Using a spatula, evenly spread the applesauce over the top of the loin.
9 Roast for another 30 minutes, or until the applesauce has become a golden brown glaze and the meat thermometer indicates a temperature of 160° to 165°F.
10 On a heated platter,transfer the roast pork and allow to rest for about 10 minutes for easier carving.


SERVING
11 Carve and serve accompanied with pickled plums and sauerkraut-and-apple salad (optional)
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