Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary Applesauce Recipe
Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary Applesauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary Applesauce Recipe

Publisher Photo
I made this for a family get-together on my husband's birthday. The homemade rosemary applesauce adds an extra layer of comfort to the tender pork. Angela Lemoine, Howell, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2 to 3 pounds), halved
  • APPLESAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 medium Golden Delicious apples, peeled and chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 1/3 cup applesauce equals 287 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,418 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients. Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Place pork roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, fat side up. Roast 55-65 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, rosemary and salt; cook 8-10 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until apples are very soft. Remove from heat; mash apples to desired consistency.
  5. Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with warm applesauce. Yield: 8 servings (3 cups applesauce).
Originally published as Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary Applesauce in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p65

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 1/3 cup applesauce equals 287 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,418 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

Reviews for Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary Applesauce

AVERAGE RATING
   (1)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (1)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
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 :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"OMG was this EXCELLENT... and easy! Adjusted the recipe a little, please note:1) Butterflied the pork loin with four cuts and beat it to smithereens with a meat hammer/tenderizer before marinating overnight. I then rolled and tied with kitchen string, roasting with fat side-up.2) Used FRESH ROSEMARY (dried just doesn't get it)3) Tossed the apples in the ingredients they mention in a bowl before dumping in the frying pan of butter. Is it REALLY necessary to add water? Thought they were great without.4) PLEASE NOTE: "Two Tablespoons of Salt" in the marinade seems (and tasted excessive). I will suggest cutting in at least half or assume that was a typo and should be maybe... two teaspoons instead of tablespoons?5) Internal temperature brought up to 145 degrees and then rest under aluminum foil for about 10 minutes, which brought the temp higher. Turned out perfectly moist and tender.6) Served with homemade, whipped mashed potatoes."

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT