Old-Fashioned Pork Roast

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours


8-10 servings

Updated: Oct. 24, 2022
A lightly sweet coating keeps the pork roast tender and moist. With just four ingredients, this roast is great for everyday dinners but looks impressive enough to serve guests.


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage


  1. Place roast, fat side up, on a greased rack in a roasting pan. Combine applesauce, salt and sage; spread over roast.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 15-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°-170°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounce-weight: 123 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein.