Make a low-fat pork entree that's perfect for entertaining by roasting a pork loin in a mixture of brown sugar, butter, and apples. Note that the sugar coating can burn if the roast isn't turned often enough.
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (2 1/2-pound) boneless pork loin, trimmed
2 medium onions, cut into wedges
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons butter
2 Granny Smith apples, cut into wedges
2 Rome apples, cut into wedges
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl.
Rub garlic over surface of trimmed pork loin. Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add pork and onion; cook 10 minutes or until browned on all sides, turning occasionally.
Place the pork in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over roast. Arrange the onion around pork, and drizzle with vinegar. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add apples, and sauté 5 minutes or until golden.
Remove the pork from oven, and arrange apples around pork; reduce heat to 350°, and cook an additional 20 minutes or until pork is done.
Pour pan drippings into a medium saucepan, and cook over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 14 minutes). Drizzle over pork, apples, and onion.