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Orange-Maple Pork Roast Recipe

Orange-Maple Pork Roast Recipe

A short list of ingredients makes this recipe so appealing for entertaining. Leftovers can be used in a stir-fry along with your favorite vegetables.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing YIELD:14-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1 boneless whole pork loin roast (about 4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • Sliced starfruit

Directions

  • 1. Drain oranges, reserving juice; set juice and oranges aside. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides. Transfer to a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Combine syrup and reserved juice; pour over roast. Sprinkle with rosemary. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat thermometer reads 160°, basting every 30 minutes.
  • 2. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Garnish with starfruit and reserved oranges. Drizzle with pan juices if desired. Yield: 14-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 pound) equals 194 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 22 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.