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Applesauce Pork Loin Recipe
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Applesauce Pork Loin Recipe

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I sampled this tasty pork roast in a commercial cooking course I took years ago and saved the recipe. Later, I converted it to family-size, and it's become a favorite. -Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 180 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0g fiber), 22g protein .

Directions

  1. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown roast on all sides in oil. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Combine the applesauce, mustard and honey; spread over roast. Top with rosemary.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Applesauce Pork Loin in Taste of Home April/May 2003, p33

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer


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sjpoor 245229
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2016

"Tried this last night and we loved it. It is the first time I can ever recall my husband asking what I did to make it so tender. Definitely a keeper."

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misscoffeepot 232712
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"This would be a nice presentation for a hosted dinner. The applesauce kept the roast moist."

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dianethorsen 50450
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"delicious! applesauce mix made it extra moist and flavorful."

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kathykue 54566
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"Awesome! I made this for my friend and we both loved it! Definitely going into my Family Favorites file."

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genevachar 67930
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2013

"Excellent! I used 1/3 of the mustard (I used yellow, that is all I had). I will for sure make this again."

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Billl Muck 50351
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"I made this following the recipe exactly and it turned out moist, tender and tasting AMAZING!!! My new fave!!!"

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drighi 62419
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013

"Perfect every time. I gave this recipe to everyone I could after I tried it the first time. Giving er a try on the barbeque tonight (wrapping it in foil). I'll post again to let you all know how it worked out!"

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SDawsonH 54563
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"I adapted this recipe for the crockpot. Just cook on low for eight hours...couldn't be easier! I really like how the apple and rosemary flavors complemented each other. This was a great dinner and I look forward to making it again."

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Centercut 47153
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"Can't wait to try it on the grill"

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tommypoo 54549
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2013

"I would make this again, leaving out the mustard."

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