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Pork Roast with Apple Topping

 Pork Roast with Apple Topping
Meet the Cook: Since I was in 4-H, I've been an avid cook. This recipe's one my mother-in-law and I developed together. The topping also goes great with pork chops, lean sausage balls or patties and ham. My husband and I have seven children, 15 grandchildren and one on the way. Gardening's our favorite pastime. -Paula Neal, Dolores, Colorado
8-10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 3-1/2 pounds), trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) apple jelly
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup chopped peeled tart fresh or dried apples
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh or dried cranberries
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water

Directions

  • Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan and rub with poultry
  • seasoning. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2-1/2 hours or until a
  • meat thermometer reads 160°.
  • For topping, combine the apple jelly, juice and cardamom in a
  • saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Add apples and
  • cranberries; cook until tender, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into apple mixture.
  • Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove roast from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve with apple topping. Yield: 8-10 servings (about 2 cups
  • topping).

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 264 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 26 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.