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Roast Pork Loin with Apple Cider Sauce


Recipe from registered dietitian Tracey Burg

Serves: 8


  • 2 lbs. pork loin roast
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Seasoning
  • 2 tsp. oil


  • 2 Tbsp. onion, minced
  • 2 cups apple cider or apple juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel garlic cloves and cut into small pieces. With the tip of a sharp knife make slits in the pork loin. Stick the garlic pieces into the slits.
  3. In a small bowl mix the pepper, Mrs. Dash seasoning, and dried thyme. Rub the mixture over the pork loin.
  4. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, add the oil then sear the meat on all sides until browned, about 5-8 minutes.
  5. Place pork loin in a roasting pan and cook for 1 hour or until the thermometer reads at least 145 degrees.
  6. Remove roast from pan. Let roast sit for 10 minutes.
  7. For the sauce: In a small bowl mix the apple cider with the cornstarch. Add the onion to the sauté pan that was used to brown the pork and cook for 2 minutes until slightly browned. Add the apple cider mixture, cranberries, and spices to the pan and simmer, stirring for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens and the cranberries begin to split. Serve with the sliced roast pork.

Nutritional information per serving:

  • Calories: 168
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Total Fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 73 mg
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Sodium: 62 mg
  • Protein: 23 g

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