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Orange-Glazed Pork Loin Recipe

Orange-Glazed Pork Loin Recipe

This is one of the best pork recipes I've ever tried. My family looks forward to this roast for dinner, and guests always want the recipe. The flavorful rub and a glaze sparked with orange juice are also outstanding on pork chops. —Lynnette Miete, Alna, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min. + standing YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 to 3 fresh thyme sprigs or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (5 pounds)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine the first five ingredients; rub over roast. Place fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine orange juice, brown sugar and mustard. In a small bowl, mix water and cornstarch until smooth. Add to orange juice mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Reserve 1 cup glaze for serving; brush half of remaining glaze over roast.
  • 3. Bake until a thermometer reads 145°, about 20-40 minutes longer, brushing occasionally with remaining glaze. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Reheat reserved glaze; serve with roast. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked pork with 1 tablespoon glaze: 199 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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PatLagace User ID: 1307810 271559
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2017

"I haven't made a pork loin any other way ever since we first tasted this delicious roast many, many years ago. We do not care for thyme so that ingredient is left out but the ginger, salt, and garlic rub needs nothing more and the orange glaze is amazing. I rate this recipe five star ... and for good reason. I understand why it was a contest winner!"

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 261823
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2017

"Delicious flavor and not hard to prepare at all!! Makes an elegant looking meal! I used some of the glaze on roasted carrots for a side dish also! So good!!"

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 259108
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

"Excellent flavor! Made Christmas week and everyone loved the orange sauce."

kimspacc User ID: 1340117 258917
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2016

"Good for company but time-consuming to make otherwise."

Remenec User ID: 6059530 257885
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2016

"Very easy marinade that really packs in a lot of flavor! Definitely a dish you could serve for the holidays or a special occasion that is simple to make."

joycerm53 User ID: 703299 246133
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"Excellent recipe. Made it exactly as written for Easter dinner. Delicious! Will definitely make this again."

PenelopeWin User ID: 5924001 223596
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"Wow was this great. It smelled good cooking and tasted delicious. We basted the meat and used the leftover as a sauce. I have been trying to figure out what else to put the sauce on. This is a company worthy dish for sure."

sheep101 User ID: 7869011 214653
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014


marilynjg62 User ID: 6050418 31204
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2011

"My family loved it. Would definitely make this again. Delicious quick and easy. Next time I'll double the ingredients for the rub just for alittle more kick."

becca2468 User ID: 5673547 26210
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"This is sooo good! I couldn't stop eating it :)"

judysmith1 User ID: 2706564 73448
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"easy and delicious! Didn't change a thing :)"

missaubs User ID: 2235465 28893
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"We have used this recipe for years - it is SO good! The flavors blend well together and I always get requests for this recipe. It is a no-fail recipe for company. I double the ingredients for the rub - It covers the whole roast a little bit better and is more flavorful."

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