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Pork Loin with Apple, Pear, and Onion

Oxmoor House
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 1 hr
Other time 2 hrs, 10 mins
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork, about 1/3 cup fruit, and 1 tablespoon gravy)
Hard apple cider adds depth of flavor to the sweet maple gravy, but nonalcoholic cider works fine, too.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle hard apple cider (such as Woodpecker or Woodchuck)
  • 1 (3-pound) boneless pork loin, trimmed
  • 2 large tart cooking apples (such as Granny Smith, McIntosh, or Baldwin), cut into chunks
  • 2 medium Bosc pears, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 8 wedges
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • Rosemary sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 244
  • fat 6.1 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • protein 25.1 g
  • carbohydrate 19.1 g
  • cholesterol 62 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 199 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • calcium 43 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large shallow dish or large zip-top plastic bag. Pierce pork several times with a fork, and add to marinade. Cover dish or seal bag; marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours.

  2. . Preheat oven to 350°.

  3. . Remove pork from marinade, reserving marinade. Place pork in a shallow roasting pan; add apple, pear, and onion. Pour reserved marinade over pork, apple, pear, and onion; sprinkle evenly with brown sugar. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink). Place pork on a serving platter, and let stand 10 minutes.

  4. . While pork stands, place flour in a medium saucepan. Carefully pour pan drippings into pan, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Stir in syrup. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute or until gravy begins to thicken.

  5. . Slice roast; serve with fruit, onion, and gravy. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.

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