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Apple & Spice Pork Roast

No recipe image available.A dish that invokes Sunday dinner in late fall, this roast uses applesauce as part of the glaze and sauce. Serve with buttered Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 to 4 pound boneless pork roast
1 cup applesauce
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vinegar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) Stir together applesauce, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard and cloves in small bowl; refrigerate half of the applesauce mixture and set aside remaining applesauce mixture.
  2. Combine flour, salt, sugar, garlic powder and pepper in another small bowl.
  3. Rub flour mixture evenly over entire surface of pork. Place pork on rack in shallow roasting pan.
  4. Roast, uncovered, until internal temperature is 140°F (60°C) Spoon reserved applesauce mixture over roast. Roast until internal temperature is 155°F (approximately 65°C), 1 to 1 1/2 hours total cooking time (about 18 to 20 minutes per pound).
  5. Transfer roast to serving platter; cover with foil and let stand for 15 minutes before slicing.
  6. Heat chilled applesauce mixture in small saucepan until boiling; boil for 1 minute.
  7. Spoon heated applesauce mixture over pork slices.

Makes 10 to 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/10 of recipe): Calories 450 calories Protein 22 grams Fat 25 grams Sodium 1720 milligrams Cholesterol 65 milligrams Saturated Fat 9 grams Carbohydrates 36 grams.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.