Feel like something seasonal for dinner? Try our Roast Loin of Pork with Spiced Apple Cider Apples recipe. It will fill your kitchen with the smell of fall.
Roast Loin of Pork with Spiced Apple Cider Apples
3 1/2 cups (975mL) boiling water, divided
1 box Bigelow Apple Cider Herbal tea bags
2 1/2 lb. (1kg) pork loin roast
1 clove garlic, sliced
1/4 cup (50 mL) olive oil
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper
4 large firm cooking apples, peeled and cut into slices
(example: Fuji, Granny Smith, Cortland).
1 cup (250mL) reserved (from above) Bigelow Apple
2 tablespoons (30mL) brown sugar
Yield: Serves 8 – Prep Time: 25 minutes – Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Boil water and add 20 Bigelow Apple Cider Herbal Tea bags. Let steep for 5-8 minutes. Remove bags by squeezing well and discard. Make slits in the roast and insert garlic slices.
Combine 2 1/2 cups (625mL) Bigelow Apple Cider Herbal Tea with olive oil, bay leaves and salt and pepper in a large plastic bag, add pork roast and marinate for 8 hours or overnight in refrigerator.
Refrigerate 1 cup (250mL) reserved Bigelow Apple Cider Herbal Tea for Apple Garnish.
When ready to roast pork, preheat over to 350ºF (180ºC). Remove meat from marinade, place meat in roasting pan and put into oven and roast for approximately 60 minutes or until meat is no longer pink inside and thermometer reads 160ºF (71ºC).
Meanwhile, prepare apple garnish by combining reserved 1 cup (250mL) Bigelow Apple Cider Herbal Tea and brown sugar, place in large skillet, add apple slices and cook on medium heat until liquid has reduced and apple is tender and flavored with tea.
Serve slices of pork with apple garnish.
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