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Apple-Glazed Pork Loin

An impressive main dish for any special occasion, this succulent pork roast has a sweet, tangy flavor. "I found this easy recipe in a church cookbook," Jean Graf-Joyce reports from Albany, Oregon. "Friends constantly request it."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1-1/8 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) apple jelly
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice, divided


  • Rub 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper over roast. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt jelly over low heat. Whisk in mustard and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Brush roast lightly with jelly mixture.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 145°, basting once with jelly mixture. Let roast stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Stir drippings in pan to loosen browned bits. Pour into a measuring cup; skim fat. Stir the remaining jelly mixture, lemon juice, salt and pepper into drippings; heat through. Serve with the roast.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounce-weight: 256 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit.

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  • Patty
    Jan 28, 2018

    Haven't fixed it yet, but am confused on total cooking time. At top, it says; 1 hour plus standing. In the body of the recipe, it says 1 hour .....add glaze and cook for another 60-75 minutes. Which is it?

  • susan ritter
    Aug 11, 2015

    I followed directions, made no changes but wouldn't make this again. Entirely too sweet.

  • cookingmama15
    Nov 16, 2014

    Absolutely delicious! It's a big hit everyone keeps asking me to make this one. The only thing I did different is add a half cup of brown sugar.

  • ranson
    Oct 30, 2011

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  • doxiemom09
    Jan 24, 2011

     [quote user="tommytoe"]Sounds good except for the Dijon mustard.  Wonder if regular yellow mustard would work.[/quote] i don't think plain yellow mustard would work- the dijion helps give it it's flavor but don't worry, if you don't like dijion, it's not an overwealming flavor in it.

  • tommytoe
    Jan 24, 2011

    Sounds good except for the Dijon mustard.  Wonder if regular yellow mustard would work.

  • doxiemom09
    Jan 24, 2011

    I've cooked alot of Pork Loin, but this was the best ever! My husband couldn't stop going on and on about how juicy and tasty it was. He even noticed how pretty it was when it came out of the oven! My family couldn't get enough of it and the recipe will definitely be going at the top of my list of "make again dishes!"

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    Jan 25, 2010

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    Feb 8, 2008

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  • Laura
    Nov 5, 2006

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