Roasted Pork Loin with Apples
This recipe for Roasted Pork Loin with Apples, is an elegant dish fit for any occasion, yet simple enough to be done at home during the week.
The pork and apple combination is nothing new. However, roasting the apples in with the potatoes and carrots, as well as adding some apple juice to the roast, makes this dish a little unique and definitely worth a try.
- 2 lbs of pork loin
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of dried Italian seasoning
- 2 1/2 teaspoons of Kosher salt
- Freshly cracked black pepper
- 3-4 red potatoes – quartered
- 1 cup of baby carrots
- 1 red onion – largely diced
- 1 Gala apple – largely diced
- 1 Granny Smith apple – largely diced
- 1/3 cup of organic apple juice or cider
- 1/4 cup of organic, low sodium chicken stock
Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Take the pork loin and drizzle it with olive oil. Rub it with the 2 teaspoons salt, pepper and dried Italian seasoning. Heat a large skillet on high heat and olive oil. Sear all sides of the loin until golden brown and place on a roasting pan.
In a large bowl, toss all the vegetables and apples together with a drizzle of olive oil, 1/2 tsp of salt and a pinch of dried Italian seasoning.
Surround the loin with the apple and vegetable mixture. Pour the apple juice and chicken stock over the veggies, apples and loin and cover with foil or parchment paper.
Roast in the oven for about 40 minutes. Take the cover off and roast for another 15 minutes, until tender and the internal temperature is at least 165 degrees.