Apple & Spice Pork Roast
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.
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
- 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.
- Combine flour, salt, sugar, garlic powder and pepper in another small bowl.
- Rub flour mixture evenly over entire surface of pork. Place pork on rack in shallow roasting pan.
- 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).
- Transfer roast to serving platter; cover with foil and let stand for 15 minutes before slicing.
- Heat chilled applesauce mixture in small saucepan until boiling; boil for 1 minute.
- 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.