This Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Pork is a delicious and nutritious meal! Tender roasted pork with roasted apple sauce.
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There’s just something so comforting about making a roast in the fall! I love being able to have dinner made in one pot, and having the house smell amazing all afternoon! This Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Pork is one of my favourite meals to make. It’s simple to assemble and everyone loves it!
This roast is so simple to make, yet it has the appearance that you slaved away all day in the kitchen making it! And one of the best parts of this dinner, is that you have ready made applesauce! Roasting the apples with the pork makes for a delicious and very flavourful applesauce to go with your dinner! Tender garlicky pork roast, with delicious apple sauce. So good.
Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Pork
- 1 - 2 lbs pork loin roast
- 4 - 5 apples I used Granny Smith apples
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp thyme
- 2 tsp rosemary
- salt and pepper Be generous with these!
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
In a bowl combine the olive oil, minced garlic, spices and salt and pepper. Set aside.
Cut your apples into about 2 inch chunks. (I don't peel mine, but you can if you wish)
Place the apple chunks into the bottom of a roasting pan.
Then place the pork roast on top of the apples.
Pour the olive oil mixture onto the roast, making sure to smother the top side. Rub in.
I like to follow the Joy of Cooking's instructions on how to roast meats: Place your roast into your 425 degree oven and roast at this high heat for about 10 to 15 minutes. This is to 'sear' the outside of the roast, which helps to keep the meat moist. Pork loins don't have a lot of fat, so they can dry out when they are slow roasted.
After the 10 - 15 minute searing time period, reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees. Roast until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 150-155 degrees. Depending on your oven, this can be about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Once the optimal internal temperature is reached, remove the roast from your oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes. The internal temperature will continue to rise about 5 degrees once outside of the oven.
Slice and serve over your roasted applesauce. Serve with mashed potatoes and a veggie! Enjoy!
You can use a pork shoulder for this recipe. It is a more inexpensive cut of meat, but it packs a lot of great flavour because of the fat content! If you choose this cut of meat, skip the searing step, and just roast the meat at 325 degrees. Roast until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 150-155 degrees, about 2 hours.