“This is a delicious way to make a pork roast, and it’s my husband’s favorite. The gravy is very tasty without all of the fat.” Florence LaPointe — Dryden, Ontario
- 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
- 2 garlic cloves, sliced
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 3/4 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
- 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 1/4 cup apricot jam
- 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled apples
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon reduced-fat sour cream
- Cut eight to ten 1-in. slits in top of roast; insert garlic slices. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown roast on all sides. Transfer to a roasting pan.
- In a small bowl, combine the mustard, vinegar, thyme and sage; brush over roast. In a small saucepan, combine the broth, apple juice and jam. Cook and stir over medium heat until jam is melted; pour over roast. Arrange apples around roast.
- Cover and bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 145°, basting occasionally. Remove roast to a warm serving platter; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
- Meanwhile, skim fat from pan juices. Set aside 1/2 cup juices; pour remaining juices and apples into a large saucepan. Combine cornstarch and sour cream until smooth; stir into reserved pan juices. Stir into saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with roast. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Apple Pork Roast in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p15
Medium-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer
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