Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 20 mins
Posted for the Zaar World Tour-Poland. From the "Best of International Cooking" cookbook. I haven't tried this recipe yet, but it sounds delicious.
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (3 lb) boneless pork loin roast
- 10 whole cloves
- 5 cooking apples, peeled and diced
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick, 3-inch piece
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Rub salt and pepper into pork; press cloves into pork at equal intervals. Place pork, fat-side up, on a rack in a roasting pan. Roast in center of oven 1-1/2 hours, turning occasionally.
- Prepare applesauce while roast is in oven: In a medium saucepan, combine apples, sugar, cinnamon stick, lemon juice and water. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon stick. Press mixture through a sieve or puree in a blender or food processor. Set aside to cool.
- Remove roast from oven. Coat pork generously with applesauce; return to oven. Without turning again, roast 30 minutes longer. Applesauce will form a golden-brown glaze over pork. Turn off oven; leave roast in oven 10 minutes longer.
- Carve pork into thick slices. Serve with additional applesauce.
A great way to serve pork roast. The meat was perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful. I did make the applesauce. So easy and so delicious as a side to the pork. Made for PAC Spring 2013.
This was very good! The cloves added an interesting flavor. I made sure to tell the kids to look out for them under the applesauce! I did cheat & doctored up a jar of applesauce which worked out really well. Made for the EE Holiday Challenge of ZWT4.