For the perfect fall day!
Maple-Brown Sugar Pork Loin with Apple Cider Sauce
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Our Family® Nonstick Cooking Spray
- 1 (5 lbs.) Open Acres® Boneless, Center-cut Pork Loin
- 1 1⁄2 tsp. Our Family® Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tsp. Our Family® Salt
- 1⁄4 cup Our Family® Maple Syrup
- 2 tbsp. Our Family® Packed Light Brown Sugar
- 2 cups Our Family® Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1 1⁄2 cups Our Family® Apple Cider
- 2 tbsp. Our Family® Unsalted Butter
- 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced Our Family® Tomatoes
- 1 can (14 oz.) Our Family® Less-Sodium Beef Broth (1 3⁄4 cups)
- 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 2 tbsp. cold water
- 2 tbsp. 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
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