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Applesauce Pork Loin

I sampled this tasty pork roast in a commercial cooking course I took years ago and saved the recipe. Later, I converted it to family-size, and it's become a favorite. -Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
  • Makes
    10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs

Directions

  • Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown roast on all sides in oil. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Combine the applesauce, mustard and honey; spread over roast. Top with rosemary.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 180 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein.

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