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Roast Pork with Apples & Onions Recipe

Roast Pork with Apples & Onions Recipe

The sweetness of the apples and onions really complements the roast pork. With its crisp skin and melt-in-your-mouth flavor, this is my family's favorite weekend dinner. —Lillian Julow, Gainesville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless whole pork loin roast (2 pounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 large Golden Delicious apples, cut into wedges
  • 2 large onions, cut into wedges
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

Directions

  • 1. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides. Place in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Arrange the apples, onions and garlic around roast; sprinkle with rosemary.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-60 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°, turning the apples, onions and garlic once. Let meat stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 1/2 cup apple mixture equals 215 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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