Roasted Pork Loin with Cider and Chunky Applesauce Recipe

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Roasted Pork Loin with Cider and Chunky Applesauce
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  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, combine the chopped herbs with the garlic, crushed red pepper, a generous pinch of salt and enough olive oil to make a paste. Brush the paste on the outside of the pork rib roast.
  3. Toss the onions with olive oil, and salt, and place in the bottom of a roasting pan. Add the thyme, bay leaves and 2/3 of the cider. Place the pork on top of the onions and place in the preheated oven. Roast the pork at 425 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until the pork has developed a lovely brown crust. Check the pork, stir the onions and cider if they are starting to burn. Add more cider when the level starts to go down.
  4. Lower the oven to 375 degrees F and roast for another 30 to 35 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer reads 150 degrees F. If the crust on the pork starts to get too dark, cover it with foil. Remove 1 1/2 cups of the cider from the bottom of the roasting pan and reserve for the applesauce.
  5. Let the pork rest for at least 15 minutes before carving. When ready to carve remove the pork from the bone and cut the loin into thin slices. Serve with the onions braised in cider and Chunky Applesauce.
  6. Chunky Applesauce:
  7. Melt the butter in a saucepan large enough to accommodate the apples. Add the apples and saute over medium-low heat until the apples start to soften. Add the reserved cider, apple cider and cinnamon and cook over low-medium heat until most of the cider has evaporated and the apples are cooked and very soft.
  8. Add the heavy cream and walnuts and cook until the cream has reduced by half. The end result should be a very chunky, sweet/savory applesauce.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 353.39 Kcal (1480 kJ)
Calories from fat 141.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.74g 24%
Cholesterol 46.41mg 15%
Sodium 36.87mg 2%
Potassium 636.48mg 14%
Total Carbs 45.18g 15%
Sugars 37.9g 152%
Dietary Fiber 1.81g 7%
Protein 10.14g 20%
Vitamin C 7.4mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 65.5mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 81.82 Kcal (343 kJ)
Calories from fat 32.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.64g 24%
Cholesterol 10.75mg 15%
Sodium 8.54mg 2%
Potassium 147.36mg 14%
Total Carbs 10.46g 15%
Sugars 8.77g 152%
Dietary Fiber 0.42g 7%
Protein 2.35g 20%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 12%
Iron 0.2mg 4%
Calcium 15.2mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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