Apple and Spice Pork Roast Recipe -
Apple and Spice Pork Roast Recipe

Apple and Spice Pork Roast

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"A dish that invokes Sunday dinner in late fall, this roast uses applesauce as part of the glaze and sauce. Serve with buttered Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and Fall Apple Slaw (side dish category)."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together applesauce, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard and cloves in small bowl; refrigerate half of the applesauce mixture and set aside remaining applesauce mixture. Combine flour, salt, sugar, garlic powder and pepper in another small bowl.
  2. Rub flour mixture evenly over entire surface of pork. Place pork on rack in shallow roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, until internal temperature is 140 degrees F. Spoon reserved applesauce mixture over roast. Roast until the internal temperature is 145 degrees F (63 degrees C)., 1 to 1 1/2 hours total cooking time (about 18-20 minutes per pound). Transfer roast to serving platter; cover with foil and let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. Heat chilled applesauce mixture in small saucepan until boiling; boil for 1 minute. Spoon heated applesauce mixture over pork slices.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 11, 2008

Fantastic! I made in the crockpot (on low @ 2.5 to 3 hrs/lb). I poured the whole applesauce mixture recipe over the roast in the slow cooker; I didn't save any for serving. It was delish! I couldn't stop picking at it before serving! I wish I'd had enough applesauce on hand to make the mixture again for the table, but I just served the roast and poured the liquid from the crock over the roast and mashed potatoes, too. Delish! Thanks for a yummy new dish for my recipe box!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 15, 2012

Good, not great, but not awful.

Oct 23, 2009

This was awesome. So juicy. I did it in the crockpot - I omitted the rub and just dumped the applesauce mixture over the top. I used a 4 lb pork loin and cooked it for about 6 hours on low. I served it with an apple chutney. Really good fall recipe.

Jan 21, 2010

I've made this recipe a few times and my family loves it! I place the roast in a slow cooker for approx 7-8 hrs, double the applesauce mixture, throw in some carrots and potatoes, and fill with about 1/4 a pitcher of apple juice. It's great and tastes even better as leftovers!

Dec 17, 2009

Best pork recipe i have EVER tried. I used a 3-pound roast and put potatoes and carrots around it, added a little bit of water and covered it with foil. 3 hours later it was done -- moist!!!!! The sauce really makes this dish. Serve the sauce PIPING hot.

Apr 03, 2006

Yummy!!! The next time that I make it I will double the applesauce mixture - I really liked the sauce. Thank you for sharing!!

Oct 13, 2009

This was a great recipe. I just mixed up the ingredients and added a few more spices, like Emerils Essence and a little apple juice and threw it all in the crock pot. Pouring the apple sauce mixture over the top. My son asked what was on top. I was hesitant to tell him because I know he doesn't like apple sauce. However, he thought it was fantastic and had 3 helpings!! Next time I might add some cinnamon, or apples.

Jul 02, 2008

Wow! It makes my mouth water just thinking about it! I doubled the sauce mixture. It is the perfect accompaniment to the pork roast. I used a 5 lb boston butt roast and cooked it in the crock pot overnight. Scrumptous!


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  • Calories
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 17.6 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 134 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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