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: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours + standing
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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. Place on a greased baking rack, fat side up, in roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1 hour. Combine applesauce, brown sugar, mace and remaining salt; spread over roast. Roast 1 hour longer or until the internal temperature reaches 160°-170°. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Roast Pork with Apple Topping in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p27

Nutritional Facts

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

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

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

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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

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

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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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