Whole Roasted Pork Loin

"This beautiful roast is the creation of Canadian chef Anna Olson. I made it for Sunday dinner for my husband and myself but it is definitely dinner party fare!"
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins




  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a food processor, puree 1/2 of one of the onions, grainy mustard, marmalade, butter, salt and pepper.
  • Place the pork roast (it can be tied or untied) in a roasting pan and slather with the mustard glaze.
  • Slice the remaining onions and arrange, along with the pears, orange and fresh herbs, around the pork loin.
  • Roast uncovered for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F, roasting for about 75 minutes, until an internal temperature of 175 degrees F is reached.
  • Remove the roast from the pan and let rest on a cutting board or platter for 15 minutes before slicing.
  • For the sauce, remove the orange segments, thyme and sage sprigs, and discard.
  • Place the pan over medium heat and add the white wine, stirring to pull up any caramelized bits for the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the chicken stock and sage and simmer until reduced by half.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir in the cold butter just until melted.
  • Season to taste and serve beside slices of the roast pork.

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  1. This was a very delicious dish. I made it for my immediate family and they loved it. It would be a great entertaining dish especially around the holiday season. Thanks so much for the post -- I will definitely be making this dish again.


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