Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Pork

This Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Pork is a delicious and nutritious meal!  Tender roasted pork with roasted apple sauce.

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Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Pork {A Pretty Life}


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!

Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Pork {A Pretty Life}

This roast is so simple, yet it has the appearance that you slaved away all day 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!  Yum.



Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Pork

Author Jo-Anna@APrettyLife


  • 1 lbs pork loin roast
  • 4 - 5 apples I used Granny Smith apples here
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp rosemary
  • salt & pepper be generous with these!


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a bowl combine olive oil, minced garlic, spices and salt & pepper. Set aside.
  3. Cut up your apples into about 2 inch chunks. (I don't peel mine.)
  4. Place your apple chunks into the bottom of a roasting pan.
  5. Then place your pork roast on top of your apples.
  6. Pour the olive oil mixture onto your roast, covering the top side. Rub in.
  7. 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 10-15 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Slice and serve over your roasted applesauce. Serve with mashed potatoes and a veggie!



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.

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  • Reply Pretend Chef September 30, 2011 at 1:47 PM This sounds like the perfect Sunday dinner. I have added this recipe to my list of meals to try. Yummy!
  • Reply Carrie September 30, 2011 at 2:20 PM I tend to not be huge fan of most cuts of pork but this looks good. However I am a HUGE fan of pork shoulder. I think I'll have to try this out with that.
  • Reply Barb September 30, 2011 at 2:38 PM mmmmm, yum! looks so satisfying and homey . . .
  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma October 1, 2011 at 9:57 PM WOW!! What a good looking meal this is!
  • Reply Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen October 3, 2011 at 2:02 AM YUM! Look at that mash!
  • Reply malia October 3, 2011 at 5:25 AM how beautiful!!!!
  • Reply Leah @ Beyer Beware October 3, 2011 at 2:43 PM This is a perfect fall meal. I love pork with apples. Come on over and share this recipe at Hunk of Meat Monday.
  • Reply Mary October 3, 2011 at 6:07 PM This is brilliant! Why have I never seen a recipe with baked apples and pork before now? This would be a huge hit with my husband.
  • Reply Sally @ A Blessed Existence October 4, 2011 at 3:00 AM This looks fantastic! I'm definitely going to try this. I posted a recipe last week for Harvest Pork Roast. It has apples, oranges, and pomegranate juice. So great. This is on my next to cook list.
  • Reply Claire October 5, 2011 at 2:15 PM The day that this was posted I had been looking for a pork roast recipe for a family meal. We made it two days later and it was SO delicious (and so easy)! We will definitely use this recipe again.
  • Reply Lisa @ Lisa's Dinnertime Dish October 5, 2011 at 3:37 PM Wow! That is some nice looking pork!
  • Reply Colie's Kitchen October 10, 2011 at 3:56 AM Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance.
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  • Reply Nettie January 12, 2014 at 3:59 PM Well!! This WAS a fantastic meal!! Everyone on their posts always say how good it looks, but they never comment on the actual dish!! Well I tried and ate this perfectly cooked moist pork roast! The flavours were amazing! Loved the idea of putting the apples on the bottom, roast on top. The applesauce was delicious, I always thought a gravy is good to go with pork because it can be cooked too long and dry out. But not this dish!! I was so excited to finally cook it perfectly. Thanks so much! My husband loved it!
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    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife October 21, 2014 at 4:18 PM Hi Rona! Maybe try to have them mixed in thoroughly with the oil, or make sure not to have them on the top of the roast? Hope that helps!
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  • Reply Maura McNeice May 1, 2017 at 5:39 PM I was looking for a good recipe for pork and came across this one and I'm so glad I did! The flavor was amazing! Made it just like the recipe said except for adding some cinnamon and sugar to the apples after they were cooked. Will definitely make this again! Yummy!
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