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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.

Elizabeth J. Taliaferro
Recipe by Health October 2004

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Credit: Leigh Beisch

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Yield:
12 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork with apples and onion)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425°.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; fat 7g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; protein 21g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 61mg; iron 1mg; sodium 123mg; calcium 28mg.
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