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Old-Fashioned Pork Roast Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 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. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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asr70 User ID: 8456640 229963
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2015

"I've made this several times now, and it is always juicy and tender."

susancornell User ID: 1525802 47280
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2009

"This is a fantastic recipe! I made it for my husband, who tends to be a picky eater, and now it is his favorite meal!


fed User ID: 1790707 43708
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2008

"I prepared it to a medium, then let it set for a few minutes. So juicy and tender."

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