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Pork Roast with Apple Topping Recipe

Pork Roast with Apple Topping Recipe

Meet the Cook: Since I was in 4-H, I've been an avid cook. This recipe's one my mother-in-law and I developed together. The topping also goes great with pork chops, lean sausage balls or patties and ham. My husband and I have seven children, 15 grandchildren and one on the way. Gardening's our favorite pastime. -Paula Neal, Dolores, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 to 3-1/2 pounds), trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) apple jelly
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 cup chopped peeled tart fresh or dried apples
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh or dried cranberries
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • 1. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan and rub with poultry seasoning. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160°-170°.
  • 2. For topping, combine the apple jelly, juice and cardamom in a saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Add apples and cranberries; cook until tender, about 5-10 minutes. Combine cornstarch and water; stir into apple mixture. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Remove roast from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with apple topping. Yield: 8-10 servings (about 2 cups topping).

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 264 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"Wonderful variation on pork roast! A little something different from the traditional spices on a fall day!"

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