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Orange-Glazed Pork Loin

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
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine the first 5 ingredients; rub over roast. Place fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  • 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.
  • Bake until a thermometer reads 145°, 20-40 minutes longer, brushing occasionally with remaining glaze. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Reheat reserved glaze; serve with roast.
Nutrition 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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  • motochick179
    Dec 31, 2019

    Made this delicious pork loin for Christmas dinner. Everyone including the picky children absolutely loved it! This recipe is definitely a keeper!!! Thanks!

  • Gramma Amy
    Jan 1, 2019

    I made this for a large extended family Christmas dinner and it was a hit. The orange glaze was simple and tasty. I will definitely make this recipe again. it was easy to prepare for a large crowd.

  • PatLagace
    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
    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
    Jan 2, 2017

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

  • kimspacc
    Dec 31, 2016

    Good for company but time-consuming to make otherwise.

  • Remenec
    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
    Mar 27, 2016

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

  • PenelopeWin
    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
    Dec 12, 2014

    Delicious!