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Roast Pork Loin With Apples

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Roast Pork Loin with Apples
2008-07-25 Main Dish
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A single loin boneless pork roast is sprinkled with spices before baking, and served with apple & onion wedges cooked in a sauce of maple syrup & spices.

  • Servings: 6

Ingredients:

Pork:
1 , 2-pound Boneless Pork Top Loin, single loin
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Ground Ginger
¼ tsp Nutmeg
¼ tsp Cinnamon
Apples:
2 Tbsp Butter
3 Cooking Apples, cut in thin wedges
1 Medium Onion, cut in thin wedges
¼ tsp Ground Ginger
¼ tsp Nutmeg
¼ tsp Cinnamon
⅓ cup Chicken Broth
½ cup Maple Syrup

Directions:

Pork:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; spray a 9x13" baking pan with nonstick spray. Brush pork loin with olive oil; sprinkle with pepper, salt, and first amounts of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Place roast on rack in baking pan; bake uncovered about 1 1/4 hours or until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees. Remove from oven; cover with foil and let stand 10-15 minutes.

Apples:

Meanwhile heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and apple wedges until just tender, about 5 minutes. Combine remaining ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon and sprinkle over apple mixture, tossing gently to coat. Add broth and maple syrup; bring just to a simmer. Strain and add juices from pork roast; heat through. To serve, slice roast and top each serving with apple mixture and sauce. (If desired, remove apples and onions and boil sauce to thicken slightly before serving.)

Helpful Tips:

This is the meal most often requested for special occasion dinners in my family. It fills the house with a wonderful aroma of spices as it cooks.