Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
This is out of the WW cookbook called "Simply the Best". It is delicious. Hope you enjoy it.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs boneless pork loin
- 2 Red Delicious apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 cup cranberries, fresh (you can use frozen)
- 1⁄4 cup barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, firmly packed
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Place the pork on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
- Roast until the pork is browned and the center reaches 165 degrees on a meat thermometer, about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the apples, cranberries, barbecue sauce, sugar and 1/4 cup water; bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered , stirring as needed, until the cranberries pop and the sauce is slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.
- Place the pork on a serving platter and slice.
- Spoon the sauce over the pork slices.
I used a little a 2 lb pork loin. It took longer as expected but it took longer because of me. I read up on cooking pork. They advised 160 is the perfect pork temperature. With this said, they advised to pull out at 150-155 and let it sit. This would give it a little bit of a pink color inside. I cooked mine a little longer b/c of my taste. I doubled the sauce but not the apples. I used canned whole cranberries in sauce. I cooked for 30 minutes and it was perfect. IMO, you will have simmer the sauce longer if you use fresh cranberries. No other changes. Baby Ray's is my favorite BBQ but I think I will use a different kind next time. I did have some leftover sauce. I would make this again.
Simply delicious. I had a doubt or two about the mixing of cranberries and BBQ sauce but forged ahead and was blessed for doing so. I didn't add the brown sugar or any Splenda, the apple supplied all the sweetening it needed (for me). DH was not in love and gave it a total pass. The flavor in interesting and intricate, it's tart-tangy and sweet all at once. I did need to cook the sauce a lot longer than stated because the apple didn't want to break down (I had Golden Delicious). A lot of the apple dice remained 35 mins later but they were so well cooked that it wasn't a problem.
I found this to be a great tasting pork dish, but then I'm a very big fan of the cranberry! Although I did follow the recipe, I did use a quart cup of homemade cranberry BBQ sauce, so the cranberry flavor was probably a bit more intense than intended! Very, very nice, & a definite keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]