Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins
We serve this with the leek strudel and finish with pumpkin bread pudding with caramel sauce for an elegant autumn dinner.
- 1⁄4 cup butter, plus
- 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon cracked white peppercorns
- 4 1⁄2 lbs boneless pork loin roast, rolled and tied
- 1 tablespoon whole mustard seeds
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons golden brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme, crumbled
- 1 tablespoon cracked black peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon cracked dried green peppercorn
- 1 1⁄2 cups apple cider
- 3 tablespoons apple jack
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper
- For Pork Roast: Position rack in lowest third of oven and preheat to 475°F Add 1 tablespoon butter to a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat and roast and cook until brown, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from skillet. Cool 10 minutes. Transfer to roasting pan.
- Combine remaining 1/4 cup butter with mustard seeds, flour, sugar, mustard, thyme, and peppercorns in bowl. Spread paste oven top and sides of roast. Roast 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees.
- Continue cooking about 1 hour 20 minutes. Transfer roast to cutting board and tent with foil. Transfer 2 tablespoons drippings in pan to heavy small saucepan; discard remaining drippings.
- For Cider Gravy: Heat roasting pan over medium-low heat. Add cider and boil until liquid is reduced to 3/4 cup scraping up any browned bits, about 8 minutes. Stir in apple jack, boil 1 minute.
- Heat drippings in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour and stir until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Whisk in cider mixture and stock. Simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Mix in vinegar and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Carve roast and serve with gravy.
Wow! This is a wonderful recipe, and fairly easy to prepare to boot. I didn't have mustard seed, so substituted half the amount in powdered mustard, and used pink peppercorns in lieu of white. Otherwise followed the recipe. The gravy is so rich and flavorful. Thank you for a keeper.