Old-Fashioned Pork Roast Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 3 2
Publisher Photo
A lightly sweet coating keeps the pork roast tender and moist. With just four ingredients, this roast is great for everyday dinners but looks impressive enough to serve guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:8-10 servings
Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 123 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 18 g protein.


  1. Place roast, fat side up, on a greased rack in a roasting pan. Combine applesauce, salt and sage; spread over roast.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 15-30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160°-170°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Pork Roast in Country Pork 1996, p77

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

Reviews for Old-Fashioned Pork Roast

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2015

"I've made this several times now, and it is always juicy and tender."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2009

"This is a fantastic recipe! I made it for my husband, who tends to be a picky eater, and now it is his favorite meal!


Reviewed Aug. 3, 2008

"I prepared it to a medium, then let it set for a few minutes. So juicy and tender."

Loading Image