For the perfect fall day!

Maple-Brown Sugar Pork Loin with Apple Cider Sauce

Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 1 hour 30 minutes Serves: 8
  • Our Family Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 (5-pound) Open Acres boneless, center-cut pork loin
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Our Family ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Our Family salt
  • 1⁄4 cup Our Family maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Our Family packed light brown sugar
  • 2 cups Our Family reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1⁄2 cups Our Family apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons Our Family unsalted butter
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced Our Family tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 ounces) Our Family less-sodium beef broth (1 3⁄4 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 tablespoons Our Family cornstarch
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line 13 x 9-inch roasting pan with aluminum foil; spray with nonstick cooking spray. Place pork in prepared pan; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon pepper and salt. Roast 45 minutes or until outside is browned.  2. Reduce temperature to 325°. Brush pork with maple syrup and sprinkle with brown sugar. Add broth and cider to pan; cover with foil and roast 45 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 135°. Transfer pork to cutting board and let stand 15 minutes before slicing (internal temperature will rise to 145° upon standing). Transfer pork drippings to large skillet.  3. Add butter, thyme and remaining 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper to skillet; heat to boiling over high heat. In cup, combine water and cornstarch; whisk into broth mixture and heat to boiling over high heat. Boil 1 minute; remove skillet from heat. To serve, slice pork and spoon sauce over pork.  Approximate nutritional values per serving: 418 Calories, 15g Fat (7g Saturated), 124mg Cholesterol, 531mg Sodium, 17g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 47g Protein