This was so delicious! Followed directions exactly and used a meat thermometer to get the pork to the perfect temperature. It was incredibly moist and the sweet and savory combo of the apples, onions and all the spices was perfect. Served with mashed cauliflower and a simple white burgundy. Divine! Already planning to make it again. Was easy to make but impressive enough for company.
Caramelized Pork Loin with Apples
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.
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- Calories: 199
- Fat: 7g
- Saturated fat: 3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
- Protein: 21g
- Carbohydrate: 12g
- Fiber: 1g
- Cholesterol: 61mg
- Iron: 1mg
- Sodium: 123mg
- Calcium: 28mg
- 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
- Cooking spray
- 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
- 1. Preheat oven to 425°.
- 2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl.
- 3. 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.
- 4. 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.
- 5. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add apples, and sauté 5 minutes or until golden.
- 6. 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.
- 7. 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.
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