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Glazed Rosemary Pork Roast

For a change of pace, I'll serve this special pork roast at holiday gatherings. It's a welcome break from traditional turkey or ham, and when dressed with an herb infused glaze featuring rosemary, thyme and sage, its flavor is unbeatable. —Joyce Manier, Beech Grove, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 bay leaf

Directions

  • Cut roast in half. In a large skillet, brown roast in butter and oil on all sides. Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker.
  • Add onion to the same skillet; cook and stir until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, herbs, orange zest, pepper and salt. Spread over pork. Combine jam and orange juice; pour over top. Add bay leaf.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°. Discard bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked pork: 314 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.

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