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Apple Pork Roast

“This is a delicious way to make a pork roast, and it’s my husband’s favorite. The gravy is very tasty without all of the fat.” Florence LaPointe — Dryden, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour + standing
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3 pounds)
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat sour cream


  • Cut eight to ten 1-in. slits in top of roast; insert garlic slices. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown roast on all sides. Transfer to a roasting pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mustard, vinegar, thyme and sage; brush over roast. In a small saucepan, combine the broth, apple juice and jam. Cook and stir over medium heat until jam is melted; pour over roast. Arrange apples around roast.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until a thermometer reads 145°, basting occasionally. Remove roast to a warm serving platter; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Meanwhile, skim fat from pan juices. Set aside 1/2 cup juices; pour remaining juices and apples into a large saucepan. Combine cornstarch and sour cream until smooth; stir into reserved pan juices. Stir into saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with roast.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 278 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.
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  • uagirlcook
    Sep 23, 2012

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  • ohtoobeetall
    Mar 3, 2012

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  • s_pants
    Jan 17, 2012

    The gravy made this, oh, so good!

  • AuntToad2006
    Mar 25, 2011

    This is an amazing recipe. Simple & DELICIOUS!! Made it for dinner w/ my in-laws and everyone loved it. Definitely one to make again and share with all.

  • kristimae
    Jun 19, 2010

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  • eveeliz
    Feb 8, 2010

    This is amazing! I changed it a little - the only pork roast I could find was garlic/onion flavored, so I skipped the garlic slices. I also put this all in a slow cooker for 8 hours, and added a few potatoes. I haven't even made the gravy - don't need it!