Marinated Apple Cider Pork Loin

Apple cider pork loin

Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 90 mins
Total: 100 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
376 Calories
16g Fat
7g Carbs
48g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 376
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 354mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 692mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

With this easy-to-follow recipe, you can make delicious apple cider pork loin. First, you marinate the pork in apple cider, and then you rub it with a spice mix. From there, the pork loin is roasted. In the end, you'll have a tender and juicy pork roast that will make your mouth water.

The chipotle chile pepper used in this recipe adds just a slight kick to the spice rub. If you do not care for spicy foods, simply omit the chipotle. If you are a fan of spicy meat, feel free to use a generous amount of spices for the rub. And if you really feel festive, substitute apple brandy for half of the cider. Brandy will really bring out the pork's flavor.

While this recipe is very straightforward, all roasts take time. This is not a meal you can whip up at the last minute. You'll need to plan ahead to marinate the pork loin roast overnight. Alternatively, if you're serving the pork loin for dinner, you may also marinate it first thing in the morning and take it out of the fridge in the evening. 

Ingredients

For Marinade and Pork

  • 1 cup apple cider, or pure apple juice

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3- to 4-pound pork loin roast

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

For Spice Mixture

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage

  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle​ chile powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Whisk together apple cider, brown sugar, and salt. If you don't have a whisk, substitute with a fork.

  2. Then, place pork loin roast and apple cider mixture in a heavy zip-top bag. Squeeze out the air from the bag and seal. Refrigerate for eight hours or overnight.

  3. Drain pork loin roast, discarding the liquid. Rub all sides with Worcestershire sauce.

  4. Next, whisk together brown sugar, kosher salt, paprika, onion powder, sage, and chipotle chile pepper. Coat the roast evenly with the spice mixture.

  5. Preheat oven to 425 F. Line a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan with foil and insert a roasting rack. Place the pork loin roast on the baking rack, fat side up.

  6. Roast for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 F, and roast an additional hour (165 F internal temperature recommended). Remove from oven, tent with foil and let rest for 15 minutes before slicing to serve. Garnish with apple slices, if desired.

Tip

  • This cut exemplifies the pork slogan "the other white meat." If you overcook it, it will be dry and tough like overcooked chicken breasts.