Recipe Summary

Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 10 mins
Yield: 8 servings

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Molasses-Cured Pork Loin with Apples
This recipe serves: 8  
2 quarts water
1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
1/2 cup sugar
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
1 cinnamon stick
1 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds
2 whole cloves
1 3-pound pork loin, trimmed, boned, tied*
salt and fresh pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons butter
4 Granny Smith apples, halved, cored and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

Cooking Instructions
1. In a large saucepan, combine the water with 1/4 cup of the molasses, sugar, garlic, salt, pepper, cinnamon stick, coriander and cloves to make the marinade. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Pour into a shallow roasting pan and cool completely.

2. Add the pork to the marinade and marinate at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

3. Preheat the oven to 400F.

4. Remove the pork from the marinade. Season well with salt and pepper. Place on a rack in a roasting pan, add 2 cups of the marinade and roast for about 50 minutes, basting regularly. Discard the remaining marinade. The internal temperature should be 150F. Note: Allow the pork loin to rest for 10 minutes and check that the temperature has come up to 160F. (The pork loin will continue to cook after removing it from the oven). For more information visit our Cook It Safe Calculator .

5. Transfer the pork to a platter and cover with foil.

6. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the apples. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the apples to a bowl. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of the molasses to the skillet and bring to a boil. Cook until syrupy, about 3 minutes. Pour the glaze over the apples and toss gently.

7. Slice the pork and arrrange on a serving platter. Add the juices from the roasting pan back to the skillet and boil for 1 minute. Pour the juices over the pork and arrange the apples around the edge.

Serving Size: 2 slices pork loin with apples

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 8
Per Serving
Calories 338 Carbohydrate 18 g
Fat 12 g Fiber 2 g
Protein 36 g Saturated Fat 5 g
Sodium 401 mg


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