Roast Pork with Apples & Onions Recipe
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Roast Pork with Apples & Onions Recipe

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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. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 210 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; brown roast on all sides. Transfer to a roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Place apples, onions and garlic around roast; sprinkle with rosemary.
  2. Roast until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145°, 45-55 minutes, turning apples, onion and garlic once. Remove from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing roast. Serve with apple mixture. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Roast Pork with Apples & Onions in Taste of Home December/January 2010, p67

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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oreo95 User ID: 2985724 241601
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016

"So easy! Very tasty and moist. The only change I made was I did not brown it before hand. I place pork in baking pan with the apples & onions and coated it with the 1 TBSP olive oil and seasonings. Smelled excellent and a perfect meal on a cold winters night! Thank you!"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 222248
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"I thought this was very good! My apples and onions were not mushy at all. I did be sure to turn them half way through the cook time. Used kosher salt on the pork. bake time was only about 45 minutes and my pork was medium and perfect!"

SBKitchen User ID: 7891320 177098
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"Delicious! A bit too many apples so I'll cut back on those next time. Otherwise, really really good :-)"

KristieKS User ID: 7685704 117848
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"My Family loved the pork, but weren't all crazy about eating the apples and onions, although that's what gave the awesome flavor! Served with a side of cilantro rice and some green beans, great meal will definitely make again!"

eurotahny User ID: 7662952 178210
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"This was fabulous. pork was tender and juicy, apples and onions just right. Will make this again. And again."

[email protected] User ID: 1307242 103634
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2014

"Excellent! The roast was nice and moist. I think the apples and onions helped it stay that way. I will definitely make this again."

licoricelady User ID: 7451811 96946
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2013

"Excellent. I would make this again."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 142764
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"I agree with some of the other reviews that it was just kind of plain. Nothing really special as far as taste goes to make me want to make this again."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 103631
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

"[quote user="JennyRed__FL"]The book lists the cook time as 1 1/4 hours.[/quote]

The cook time was adjusted to keep consistent with the new recommendations for cooking pork to 145º."

JennyRed__FL User ID: 6102633 177045
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

"I got this recipe from the 2011 Taste of Home Cookbook. The book lists the cook time as 1 1/4 hours. The apples were mushy after only 45 minutes, but I couldn't remove them because they were mixed in with the onions. They picture makes it look as though the onions would get slightly crispy, but they ended up mushy as well. So, even at the shorter cook time listed online, the apples and onions wouldn't have been good. Any flavor the garlic might have given the dish completely dissipated in the oven. In short, the pork was very plain, and the apples and onions were mushy and tasteless. I'm very disappointed in TOH for not only choosing the recipe to be published in their book and online, but for having discrepancies in the cook time."

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