Apple Mustard Glazed Pork Loin

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Juicy, glazed pork loin is brushed with an apple and mustard sauce and baked on a bed of tender apples and onion. An easy, impressive and healthy meal.

Juicy, glazed pork loin is brushed with an apple and mustard sauce and baked on a bed of tender apples and onion. An easy, impressive and healthy meal. 

This glazed pork loin recipe is perfect for when you’re short on time, but you need an easy & impressive dinner to serve to guests…or even your own family on a weeknight. Apples, cider vinegar, and mustard marry perfectly with the pork.

By now, I think it’s clear that I love making pork dishes. Pork loin is one of my favorites. As I’ve explained before, pork tenderloin and pork loin are different things entirely. Pork loin is best when it’s seared and then roasted in the oven until fully cooked. Here’s another recipe for classicly roasting pork loin.

It’s easy for pork loin to get dry because it’s a large, lean piece of meat. By searing it in a hot pan and then baking it, the moisture gets sealed in and the flavor is delicious.

I bet you’re wondering where the apple mustard comes in. After the pork is seared, it gets set in a baking dish on top of sliced apples and onions. While in the oven, the juices from the pork flavor the apples and onions as they roast and soften. It’s delicious to serve them alongside the pork loin with some mashed potatoes.

Oh right, and the glaze. Can’t forget about the glaze.

Once the pork is in the baking dish, it gets brushed with a mixture of Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar. The flavors work perfectly together.

In the oven, the sauce caramelizes and the pork comes out glistening and golden brown. What more can you ask for in an easy meal?

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Apple Mustard Glazed Pork Loin


  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8

Description

Juicy, glazed pork loin is brushed with an apple and mustard sauce and baked on a bed of tender apples and onion. An easy, impressive and healthy meal.


Ingredients

  • 3 lb. pork loin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Begin by rubbing the pork loin with the salt and pepper while you heat a skillet over medium-high heat with the oil.
  3. When the skillet is hot, sear the loin on all sides until a nice, golden-brown crust has formed.
  4. While the pork sears, arrange the apple and onion slices at the bottom of a baking dish.
  5. Whisk together the mustard, maple syrup and apple cider viengar.
  6. Lay the seared pork on top of the apples and onions, and brush it all over with the mustard mixture.
  7. Cover the dish with foil and slide it in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove the foil and bake for about 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145F.
  9. Let the pork rest for 10 minutes before removing it from dish, slicing and serving it with the apples and onions.