Oven Roasted Glazed Pork Loin with Apples
 
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 3.5 pound pork loin or roast
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 large apples, diced (I didn't peel mine, but you can if you want)
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Season the pork with the 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Roast the pork in a roasting pan or on a baking sheet over a cooling rack, like I did.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan and add the garlic. Saute for a minute or two until fragrant, then add the honey, vinegar, pepper, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar, Chinese five spice, and nutmeg. Whisk everything together and bring heat to high, boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the sauce has reduced by about half. Add in the diced apples and continue to simmer for 10 minutes or so, until more of the liquid has reduced off.
  3. Take the pork out of the oven and spoon the apples and sauce over it. Reduce the oven to 350 degrees F and roast the pork for 45 minutes, then turn the heat back up to 375 degrees F for another 30 minutes or so, until the internal temperature of the pork is 170 degrees F. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, then slice with a sharp knife. Serve with rice, noodles, or veggies. Serves 6-8.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2010/02/17/oven-roasted-glazed-pork-loin-with-apples/