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Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary Applesauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 55 min. + standing

Makes

8 servings (3 cups applesauce)

I made this for a family get-together on my husband's birthday. The homemade rosemary applesauce adds an extra layer of comfort to the tender pork. —Angela Lemoine, Howell, New Jersey
Roast Pork Loin with Rosemary Applesauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2 to 3 pounds), halved
  • APPLESAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 medium Golden Delicious apples, peeled and chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  1. In a large shallow dish, combine the first 5 ingredients. Add pork; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Place pork roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, fat side up. Roast until a thermometer reads 145°, 55-65 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, rosemary and salt; cook until apples are tender, 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until apples are very soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; mash apples to desired consistency.
  5. Remove roast from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with warm applesauce.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with 1/3 cup applesauce: 287 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 581mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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