Melissa's Cuisine: Apple Glazed Pork Loin

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Apple Glazed Pork Loin

Melissa's Cuisine: Apple Glazed Pork Loin
They are predicting snow this week.  Seriously.  I know it's almost the end of October, but I am just not ready for that S-word!  So far, it hasn't happened.  I'm okay with the cold temperatures, but I'd like to enjoy fall while it's here.  As I've mentioned before, I love the flavors of fall.

For some reason, I think of pork loin as a fall food.  Maybe it's because it's something cooked in the oven and I tend to not use my oven very much in the summer.  I came across this recipe via Pinterest and knew it was the perfect fall dinner.  I made it for our small group, and I think it was a hit with everyone!  The apple glaze over the pork really makes this meal something special.  We had leftover pork, so a few nights later, Mike and I shredded the meat and let it sit in the apples and juices. Then we put it on toasted buns, and had some of the best pulled pork ever!
Melissa's Cuisine: Apple Glazed Pork Loin
Apple Glazed Pork Loin

Serves 8-10

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 4 pound pork loin
1/2 onion, diced
2 apples, peeled and diced
1/2 cup apple cider
1 cup apple jelly
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet.  Add the pork loin and brown on all sides.

2.  Remove the pork loin from the skillet and place in a 9x13" baking dish.  Season with salt, pepper, and parsley.

3.  In the same skillet, saute the onion and apples until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.

4.  Add the apple cider and bring the mixture to a boil.

5.  Pour the cider mixture into the baking dish, around the pork loin.

6.  In a small bowl, combine the apple jelly and balsamic vinegar until there are no lumps.  Spread the jelly over the pork loin.

7.  Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 20 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees.  (Plan to cook the pork loin for approximately 20 minutes per pound.)

8.  Allow the pork to sit for about 10 minutes before slicing.  Serve the pork with apples on top.

If you have leftovers, shred the pork and allow it to sit in the apple juice.  It makes great sandwiches!

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  1. This looks like a meal we would love! I also like pork and apples paired together in the fall!! Beautiful dish.

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  4. Hi Melissa,
    Your Apple Glazed Pork Loin looks delicious. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. This looks fantastic; I can't wait to compare my apple pork roast recipe to this and see if I'm missing anything! :)

  6. Pinned and am featuring at Family Fun Friday!


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