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Apple Roasted Pork

Apple Roasted Pork Loin

Apple Roasted Pork Loin - A tender and juicy loin of pork roasted with an apple crust and glazed in an apple honey and cider vinegar reduction.
Course Dinner
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 3 lb pork loin or rib roast
  • 3 large Granny Smith apples peeled and cored
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder or  cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Season the pork with salt and pepper and open roast on a rack in a roasting pan at 375 degrees F for about a half hour.
  2. In a large saute pan over medium heat add the olive oil and garlic. Cook for a minute or two to soften but not brown the garlic.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the sauce pan, except the apples.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer until the volume is reduced by about half.
  5. Meanwhile dice very the apples very small (about a 1/4 inch dice).
  6. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the diced apple and cook, stirring occasionally until most of the liquid has reduced off.
  7. After half an hour in the oven, take the roast out and spoon the apples all over the top.
  8. Return the roast to the oven, reduce the heat to 350 degrees F and cook uncovered until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F on a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the roast. Baste the roast every 20 minutes or so with the glaze in the pan.
  9. Allow the pork to rest for about 15 minutes before carving and serving.