|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 20g||26%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||32%|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 24g|
|Vitamin C 4mg||21%|
|*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.|
Honey and bourbon flavor the glaze for this savory, well-seasoned bacon-wrapped pork loin roast. Serve this roast with rice, mashed potatoes, or sweet potatoes for a delicious weekend dinner or everyday family meal.
For the Glaze:
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons bourbon
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup orange juice
For the Pork Roast:
1 boneless pork loin, 3 to 4 pounds
2 cloves garlic, cut into slivers
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
5 to 6 slices bacon, halved crosswise, optional
Prepare the glaze. Combine the honey, brown sugar, bourbon, mustard, and orange juice. Bring to a simmer and simmer for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Pat pork roast dry. Cut away excess fat and discard. Place the roast on a rack in a roasting or baking pan. With a sharp knife, cut several small slits evenly over the roast and insert a sliver of garlic into each cut.
Sprinkle the roast all over with salt and pepper and arrange bacon over the roast, if using.
Roast until an instant-read thermometer registers at least 145 F, about 1 1/2 hours for a large roast. Brush with the glaze and continue roasting for about 10 minutes longer.
Loosely tent the roast with foil and let rest for 15 minutes.
Carve and serve with your favorite sides.