Apple and Spice Pork Roast

Apple and Spice Pork Roast

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"A dish that invokes Sunday dinner in late fall, this roast uses applesauce as part of the glaze and sauce. Serve with buttered Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and Fall Apple Slaw (side dish category)."

Ingredients 1 h 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 162 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 17.6 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 134 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together applesauce, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard and cloves in small bowl; refrigerate half of the applesauce mixture and set aside remaining applesauce mixture. Combine flour, salt, sugar, garlic powder and pepper in another small bowl.
  2. Rub flour mixture evenly over entire surface of pork. Place pork on rack in shallow roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, until internal temperature is 140 degrees F. Spoon reserved applesauce mixture over roast. Roast until the internal temperature is 145 degrees F (63 degrees C)., 1 to 1 1/2 hours total cooking time (about 18-20 minutes per pound). Transfer roast to serving platter; cover with foil and let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. Heat chilled applesauce mixture in small saucepan until boiling; boil for 1 minute. Spoon heated applesauce mixture over pork slices.
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Michelle C.

Fantastic! I made in the crockpot (on low @ 2.5 to 3 hrs/lb). I poured the whole applesauce mixture recipe over the roast in the slow cooker; I didn't save any for serving. It was delish! I couldn't stop picking at it before serving! I wish I'd had enough applesauce on hand to make the mixture again for the table, but I just served the roast and poured the liquid from the crock over the roast and mashed potatoes, too. Delish! Thanks for a yummy new dish for my recipe box!


This was awesome. So juicy. I did it in the crockpot - I omitted the rub and just dumped the applesauce mixture over the top. I used a 4 lb pork loin and cooked it for about 6 hours on low. I served it with an apple chutney. Really good fall recipe.


I've made this recipe a few times and my family loves it! I place the roast in a slow cooker for approx 7-8 hrs, double the applesauce mixture, throw in some carrots and potatoes, and fill with about 1/4 a pitcher of apple juice. It's great and tastes even better as leftovers!