Roast Pork Loin with Apples (Food Network Kitchen)

Roast Pork Loin with Apples (Food Network Kitchen)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 284.3
  • Total Fat: 15.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 84.1 mg
  • Sodium: 62.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 27.1 g

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Introduction

We loved this. It was tender, juicy and the simple sauce was strong enough that you only needed a little bit. I served this with baked potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, limas and salads. No one even touched the potatoes. We loved this. It was tender, juicy and the simple sauce was strong enough that you only needed a little bit. I served this with baked potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, limas and salads. No one even touched the potatoes.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    Ingredients:

    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 (2-pound) boneless center cut pork loin, trimmed and tied
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 medium onion, thickly sliced
    2 carrots, thickly sliced
    2 stalks celery, thickly, sliced
    3 cloves garlic, smashed
    3 sprigs fresh thyme
    3 sprigs fresh rosemary
    4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
    2 apples, such as Cortland or Rome peeled, cored and cut into 8 slices
    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    1 cup apple cider
    2 tablespoons whole grain mustard

    Directions:

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

    In a large ovenproof skillet heat the vegetable oil over high heat. Season the pork loin all over generously with salt and pepper. Sear the meat until golden brown on all sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the meat to a plate and set it aside.

    Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic, herb sprigs, and 2 tablespoons of the butter to the skillet. Stir until the vegetables are browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in the sliced apples, then push the mixture to the sides and set the pork loin in the middle of the skillet along with any collected juices on the plate. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the loin until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meat registers 140 to 150 degrees F, about 30 to 35 minutes. (See Cook's Note.)

    Transfer the pork a cutting board and cover it loosely with foil while you make the sauce. Arrange the apples and vegetables on a serving platter and set aside. Remove and discard the herb sprigs. Return the skillet to a high heat and add the vinegar scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon to loosen up any browned bits. Reduce by half then add the cider and reduce by about half again. Pull the skillet from the heat and whisk in the mustard, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of cold butter. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste.

    Remove the strings from the roast and slice into 1/2-inch thick pieces and arrange over the apple mixture. Drizzle some sauce over meat and serve the rest on the side.

    Cook's Note: Pork cooked this way will be slightly pink. If desired, cook the pork to 160 degrees F, but be aware that this lean cut will not be as moist at the higher temperature.

    Copyright 2005 Television Food Network, G.P. All rights reserved.

Directions

10 servings based on a 2 pound loin, carved into 10 just under 4 oz. servings. This is easy, really tasty and not that long in preparation. It's an impressive piece for company, but my family wouldn't have shared!

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REVELATIONGIRL.

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