Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

My family loves this pork roast! The applesauce recipe can be doubled if desired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients; set aside.
  3. Cut slits in top of roast; insert the garlic strips.
  4. Combine flour, salt, sugar, pepper and mustard; rub over roast.
  5. Place the roast on a rack, in a shallow roasting pan.
  6. Bake, uncovered at 350°F, or until a meat thermometer reads 160°F.
  7. Brush applesauce mixture (this mixture can be doubled if desired) over the roast during the last half hour of baking.
  8. Remove the roast to serving platter; slice.


Most Helpful

I made this in my slow-cooker and it turned out wonderfully. I loved the sweetness w/ the mustard, vinegar and cloves. I took your suggestion about doubling the applesauce mixture (I increased it by 50%). Nice and tender w/ great flavor. I'll make this again; thanx!

*Parsley* July 17, 2006

Coming from a British background, I always serve roast pork with applesauce so I knew that I would like this variation! The contrast of the sweet & savoury was quite tasty & the flavour of the cloves was barely discernible. Since I had a 2 lb roast, I scaled the recipe in half & it was cooked to perfection in 80 minutes. Thanx Kitten!

CountryLady June 04, 2004

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