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Apple Butter Pork Loin


"This is the best pork recipe I've ever made. This pork is seasoned with a spiced apple butter, and roasted in apple juice. If food can be warm and cozy, this is it--a great Sunday dish!"
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3 h 15 m servings 607 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 607 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 25.4 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.7g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 64.9 g
  • 130%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 194 mg
  • 65%
  • Sodium:
  • 151 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Season the pork loins with seasoning salt, and place them in a 9x13 inch baking dish or small roasting pan. Pour apple juice over the pork, and cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. While the pork is roasting, mix together the apple butter, brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and cloves. Remove pork roasts from the oven, and spread with apple butter mixture.
  4. Cover, and return to the oven for 2 hours, or until fork-tender.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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There is an obvious error in this recipe that has been noted by many other reviewers that has to be mentioned. You would not cook a pork tenderloin for 3 hours as stated. They need about 20-30...

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Not something I enjoyed. Sorry.

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There is an obvious error in this recipe that has been noted by many other reviewers that has to be mentioned. You would not cook a pork tenderloin for 3 hours as stated. They need about 20-30...

This was really good! My husband and our dinner guest both loved this dish, as did I. The apple butter and the spice complemented the pork nicely....pork seems to beg for fruit. ***One not...

This was fabulous! I put a 2.5 pound roast in the crock pot and then dumped all the other ingredients on top. An hour before it was ready, I added a cornstarch/water mix that made a great, thi...

I put everything plus a sliced apple in the crock pot on low for 8 hours. I then took the roast out and sliced it. I reduced the juices on the stovetop and added 1 tsp. of corn starch to make ...

This recipe produced a very flavorful pork tenderloin. I used apple cider instead of juice, and a disposable roasting pan (easy clean up!). Based on the reviews, I cooked at a reduced temp of 30...

I made this pork loin for a Sunday dinner for my new in-laws. It turned out GREAT! I did marinate the pork loin in the apple juice, with the apple butter mixture on top, overnight. I baked it...

Hi all, I'm the author of this recipe. Sorry for the confusion on the baking time. Believe it or not, I DO use tenderloin (oops on the title) and I DO bake it for the time I specified. I, ho...

The whole family loved it. I wouldn't change one thing. I did try this recipe in a slow cooker and it was just a great as in the oven.

I love pork loin, and this was a great way to make it. I made the same amount of sauce, but only cooked one 2.6 lb piece of meat. I put the sauce on before I put the meat in the oven, rather t...