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Roast Pork Loin with Glazed Apples, Sage & Pecans

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Roast Pork Loin with Glazed Apples, Sage & Pecans

Prep: 30 minutes
Roast: 2 hours 45 minutes
Serves: 8

  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. Our Family® Salt
  • 1 tsp. Our Family® Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Our Family® Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 celery stalks, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 (5 lb.) Open Acres® Boneless, Center-Cut Pork Loin
  • 2 cans (14 oz. each) Our Family® Less-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 3 medium Our Family® Granny Smith apples, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. Our Family® Unsalted Butters
  • 3 cup Our Family® Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 2 tbsp. cold water
  • 2 tbsp. Our Family® Cornstarch

1. Place 13 x 9-inch metal baking pan in oven. Preheat oven to 400°. In small bowl, combine salt, garlic powder and pepper; rub mixture over pork. Place pork in preheated pan and roast 45 minutes or until outside is browned.

2. Reduce temperature to 325°. Add broth to pan; cover and roast 2 hours 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). Reserve pork drippings remaining in pan.

3. Meanwhile, in large nonstick skillet, toast pecans over medium-high heat 8 to10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally; transfer pecans to plate. Heat same skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples and butter, and cook 7 to 8 minutes or until apples are lightly browned. Add brown sugar, sage and reserved pork drippings; heat to boiling over high heat.

4. In cup, combine water and cornstarch; whisk into apple mixture and heat to boiling over high heat. Boil 1 minute; remove skillet from heat. To serve, slice pork and spoon apples and sauce over pork; sprinkle with pecans.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 440 Calories, 22g Fat (6g Saturated), 110mg Cholesterol, 727mg Sodium, 17g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 43g Protein

Chef’s Tip: Fuji or McIntosh apples may be substituted for Granny Smith apples. Almonds or walnuts may be substituted for pecans.

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