Apple Orchard Pork Roast

Staff Writer
Apple Orchard Pork Roast
Taste of Home

Sweeten up a pork roast using this recipe. It will bring out different layers of flavors ranging from sweet to savory. See more recipes at tasteofhome.com

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8
Servings
597
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Pounds whole pork loin roast
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and halved
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 6 fresh sage leaves
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 3 tart apples, cut into wedges
  • 2 onions, cut into chunks
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 Cup butter, cubed
  • 1 2/3 Cup sparkling apple cider, divided
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place roast in a shallow roasting pan; rub with garlic halves and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with herbs. Arrange apples, onions, and sliced garlic around roast; dot with butter. Combine 1 cup cider and soy sauce; pour over top.

Bake, uncovered 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 145 degrees. Baste occasionally with pan juices. Remove the roast, apples, and onions to a serving platter; keep warm. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Meanwhile, skim fat from pan juices; transfer juices to a small saucepan. Add remaining cider. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; whisk in sour cream until smooth. Serve with pork. 

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
56%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
72%
Cholesterol
162mg
54%
Protein
46g
92%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
77µg
9%
Vitamin B12
1µg
21%
Vitamin B6
1mg
60%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.3%
Vitamin K
16µg
20%
Calcium
92mg
9%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
16µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
14µg
3%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
65mg
16%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
11mg
53%
Phosphorus
484mg
69%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
1033mg
30%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
36.7%
Sodium
413mg
17%
Thiamin (B1)
2mg
100%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
28%

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