Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples

(Whew, that title is a mouthful.  But there was just no other way to name this dish…I tried to shorten it but I didn’t want to leave any goodness out!)

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A few weeks ago, after devouring the Roasted Brown Sugar & Rosemary Squash Wedges at dinner one night, I thought how wonderful this dish would be served alongside roasted pork.  Then I took it one step further and decided it would be out of this world delicious if the two were roasted in the same dish.  And oh my, were they ever.

I love one dish dinners.  There is something so satisfying about being able to make a complete meal in the oven with one dish.  It’s such a simple and great way to make dinner.  Just put in a bit of time for prep, throw it in the oven, and a little time later, dinner is served!

Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples {A Pretty Life}

When I made this for dinner, it was devoured in total silence.  The combination of the roasted pork with the rosemary, brown sugar, squash and herbs is amazing.  You have to have a little piece of everything in each bite…the flavours just work so well together.

Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples {A Pretty Life}

It’s a keeper friends…put this recipe in your back pocket for later!  Or don’t wait…make it for dinner this weekend.  Wow some friends with it.  The dish is so pretty and flavourful, they’ll think you spent hours in the kitchen!  SO good!

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Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples

Author Jo-Anna Rooney

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs pork loin roast about 2.5 – 3
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper be generous with these!
  • 1/2 butternut squash peeled and cut into chunks, or more if you like
  • 2 apples cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup salted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp sprigs fresh rosemary minced (about 2 )
  • 2 tbsp sprigs fresh thyme minced (about 1 )

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a skillet, heat up the tablespoon of olive oil, until very hot.
  3. Add the pork to the skillet (be careful as it will spit), generously season with the salt & pepper, and sear all sides. You do not want to cook the pork, just sear it so the juices are sealed in.
  4. Once the pork is seared, transfer it to a 9x13 baking dish, placing it in the centre of the dish.
  5. Around the pork, sprinkle the squash, apples and onions.
  6. Then evenly sprinkle on the brown sugar and herbs.
  7. Then evenly sprinkle on the melted butter.
  8. Cut up your apples into about 2 inch chunks. (I don’t peel mine.)
  9. Place the dish in the oven and bake. Roast until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 150-155 degrees. Depending on your oven, this can be about 11/2 to 2 hours.
  10. 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.
  11. Slice and serve with your roasted vegetables.

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This dish is actually just a twist on my Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Pork that I made a couple of years ago.  That dish is to die for too, and makes a regular appearance on our table.  Now this Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples recipe will be a regular too!  (Whoa…say that 10 times fast!)

Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples {A Pretty Life}

I hope you try this recipe and love it!

Have a delicious day!
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16 Comments

  • Reply Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca November 13, 2013 at 9:57 AM This looks so good, have to try it!
    • Reply Jo-Anna November 15, 2013 at 9:39 PM Ooooh, I hope you do! Yum!
  • Reply Tara @ Suburble November 14, 2013 at 12:52 AM This looks beautiful, Jo-Anna! I'm terrible at cooking pork - and I cannot figure out why - I'll give this dish a try. Maybe it will be the recipe that changes my luck!
    • Reply Jo-Anna November 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM Thanks Tara! You can totally make this....I just know it! P.S. Thanks so much for steering me in the direction of this commenting plug-in! It's da bomb!!
  • Reply bj November 17, 2013 at 7:55 AM Looks beautiful and very tasty... Came by to link for your Sunday party....will try to get back by.:)
  • Reply farmerswife518 December 10, 2013 at 1:40 PM I found you on pinterest (cherry icebox cookies) but wound up making this instead!! Delish!!!!!!! The cookies are next...thank you!
    • Reply Jo-Anna December 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM Fantastic! I'm so happy you enjoyed this recipe!
  • Reply Featured Member Blog: A Pretty Life in the Suburbs | Food Bloggers of Canada January 24, 2014 at 12:08 AM […] really love my Herb Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples post (whew, long title I know, but there was just no way around it! J).  We love this recipe so […]
  • Reply Cityline Featured Blogger: Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs | Cityline November 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM […] love my Herb Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples post. We love this recipe so much, but I really love this post because I have such fond memories of […]
  • Reply Jamie September 21, 2015 at 8:51 AM That looks delicious and easy to make...my favorite!! Pinned it to try one night. Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty!!
  • Reply Linda September 23, 2015 at 12:04 PM Looks great. Pinned also. Linda @Crafts a la mode
  • Reply Cynthia September 14, 2016 at 7:43 AM I find butternut squash hard to peel and cut through - does anyone else have that issue?
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife September 15, 2016 at 1:07 PM It is tough, but the results are worth it! ;)
    • Reply Lisa April 2, 2017 at 5:10 PM I love frozen butternut squash.

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