Great company dinner. I made ahead most of my side dishes and did this last - it was fairly easy and turned out moist and SO DELICIOUS. I didn't reduced the pan juices, but rather, sliced the pork and let it sit in the juices during service. The apples and onions have an amazing flavor as well served alongside. Served with sweet potatoes and green beans.
Caramelized Pork Loin with Apples
Manderin Posted: 01/07/10
cyndi2774 Posted: 12/19/09
My husband and I have searched for an alternative to the typical Christmas dinner for years. With this recipe, we found it. This is DELICIOUS, it has a seasonal feel, and it is definitely beautiful enough, when finished, to serve on a special occasion. We both agreed that this will be our new Christmas tradition, after this year. My only change was that I had to turn the temp. back up and cook it a bit longer than the recipe called for, but my loin may have been slightly frozen.
ILove2Cook Posted: 11/11/08
This is a great recipe that I will definitely make again. Easy, delicious and a family pleaser! Great fall meal. I altered the spice from just cumin to 2 tsp of Jamaican jerk spice. It blended nicely with the pork, apples and onions.
sweetpeas2000 Posted: 01/01/10
This is probably the best pork roast recipe I've ever made. I definitely give this 2 thumbs up!
karen0920 Posted: 01/01/11
Will definitely be doing this one again. The prep was easy, and the ingredients are all common things I usually have. One thing, today, I was out of apples, and not in the mood to go out in the rain, so I substituted pears. I can see where apples would give it a bit more flavor, but the pears worked very nicely. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly, though my pork loin was a bit larger. It took about 10 minutes more to cook completely. DH really liked it and had 2nds. I did this for my traditional New Years meal, and served with hoppin' John and sauteed spinach. Definitely company-worthy.
ChristineDC Posted: 02/07/10
This recipe is an excellent and easy technique for roasting pork. I could see making this ahead and serving for company. I was concerned about the warning that the sugar may burn, but I had absolutely no trouble. It was great! I served with braised cabbage and carrots and mashed potatoes.
nancynutri Posted: 01/18/10
Good but I expected it to be better. Should have put salt and pepper all over the meat before browning. Served it with roasted root vegetables and baked sweet potatoes and chiabatta bread. good Sunday meal.
fledglingchef Posted: 11/15/10
I made this for dinner last night, and it was simply amazing. The combination of apples and balsamic vinegar with the pork is like a party in your mouth!! I increased the balsamic vinegar to 1/2 cup to make a little extra sauce. Also, my roast was slightly larger (3 lbs.) so it required about 5 minutes extra cooking time. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. Served with CL's Rosemary Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Delish!!
staceybrick Posted: 11/16/13
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.