Roast Pork with Apple Topping Recipe
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Roast Pork with Apple Topping Recipe

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I enjoy cooking and am constantly on the lookout for new recipes to try. I feel very fortunate when I find a dish like this that becomes a family favorite. Ever since I found this recipe several years ago, it's the main way I fix pork loin. -Virgina Barrett, Rochester, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked pork: 291 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 470mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 5 lean meat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, ground mustard, caraway, sugar, pepper and sage; rub over roast. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, fat side up. Roast, uncovered, 40 minutes. In a small bowl, mix applesauce, brown sugar, mace and remaining salt; spread over roast. Roast 35-40 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Roast Pork with Apple Topping in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p27

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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mcdalgleish 6886
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"This is one of my personal favorites. Works well with ham too."

maplevanilla 3112
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

"I love this recipe and have shared it with friends. Easy and flavorful. I use homemade applesauce for the topping."

cwbuff 1807
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2009

"This is now my favorite way to make pork roast too! The applesauce topping complements the pork perfectly. I just added about 3 tablespoons of flour to the sauce to thicken it so it doesn't slide off the roast so easily. Thanks, Virginia!"

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