Roast Pork Loin With Applesauce

Pork loin ready to roast


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  • Total: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
483 Calories
22g Fat
28g Carbs
42g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 483
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 271mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 42g
Calcium 69mg 5%
*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.)

The complementary combination of flavors used on this pork roast makes it a fabulous recipe choice for a Sunday dinner or special meal. Serve this pork loin with potatoes or buttered noodles, along with your favorite vegetables or salad.

Leftover pork makes wonderful sandwiches and it can be diced and used in many casseroles.


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf sage (crumbled)
  • 1 pork loin roast (bone-in, about 4 to 5 pounds)
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, 1 teaspoon salt, mustard, garlic powder, caraway seeds, sugar, pepper, and sage; rub over the pork loin roast.

  2. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

  3. Place on a greased baking rack, fat side up, in a roasting pan.

  4. Bake the pork roast, uncovered, at 325 F for 1 hour.

  5. In a bowl, combine the applesauce, brown sugar, nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; mix well. Spread over roast.

  6. Roast for about 1 hour longer or until internal temperature reaches at least 145 F, the minimum safe temperature for pork (USDA).

  7. Let the roast stand 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.