Friday, November 9, 2012

Apple Pork Roast

Still following the fall recipes, I made my very first roast yesterday..yes, I know, you have never made a roast?!! No, due to the cost of them and me being a thrify buyer, I have never bought a roast. Boy, did I pick the right recipe for my first one. Fell right along the fall line..apples, thyme, sage...mmm....It was so good!!! You be the judge :)

Apple Pork Roast


1 boness pork loin roast (3 lb)
2 garlic cloves, sliced
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. red wine vinegar
3/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp 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 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. 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 for 350F for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees, 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.

Final Photo Taken by Me :)

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