Applesauce Topped Pork Loin Roast

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Servings: 4-6
  • About This Recipe

    “Really good recipe found in a magazine. Makes a very sweet gravy.”

    Ingredients

  • 1 (4lb)pork loin roast
  • 1cupprepared applesauce
  • 1/3 cuppacked brown sugar
  • 2teaspoonsvinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoonground cloves
  • 1garlic clove, cut in strips
  • 2tablespoonsflour
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspoonsugar
  • 1/8 teaspoonpepper
  • 1teaspoonprepared mustard
  • Directions

  • In a small bowl combine applesauce, brown sugar, vinegar and ground cloves, set aside.
  • Cut slits in top of the loin roast and insert garlic strips into those slits.
  • Combine flour, salt, sugar, pepper and mustard, like a rub and rub over the roast.
  • Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  • Bake uncovered, at 350°F until a thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  • Brush applesauce mixture over roast during the last 1/2 hour of baking.
  • When thermometer reads done, remove the roast to a warm serving platter.
  • To make gravy thicken broth in pan with cornstarch and water.
  • (Really sweet gravy though).
  • Reviews

  • “Had this roast for our ‘Sunday’ roast dinner yesterday, delicious, the applesauce mixture gave it a lovely sweet topping. Took a little longer to cook than suggested but was worth it.”

  • “This was very good and everyone is the family liked it.My husband did say the cloves were a little too strong, but since it did not list cloves in the ingredients list, only in the instructions, I had to guess at the amount.I used about 1/4 tsp.Also…I forgot to add the flour to the rub!Didn’t seem to make a difference though.I did think it was a bit strange to have “prepared” mustard in a rub instead of mustard powder, but it worked out anyway.I used 2 – 2 lb. pork loins, so mine was done in less time.The sauce was thick, so I did not have to do anything to make a gravy…it was more like a glaze.This is a different way to make pork loin, which is usually kind of boring :)”

  • “I made this for dinner last week and it was wonderful.I used a pork tip roast instead of the loin roast.I also left out the clove, because I didnt have any.Only problem I found was that the mustard rub didnt spread too well for me so i just added a little water.Came out very moist and flavorful.Thanks for sharing”

  • “This is one of the best dishes my husband has ever made! We rarely use salt and so substituted good ol’ Mrs Dash instead. This meal was delicious and juicy!”

  • “Yummmmmmy!!;-D”

  • “My wife and kids loved this recipe, very juicy! I did not use the cloves but it turned out great :)”

  • “I didn’t sway too much from this original recipe, but I want to let you know WHAT I did.At 3am (couldn’t sleep) on Easter morning, I took my 6.5 lb FROZEN pork shoulder roast and made slits for the garlic,I rubbed the rub on and into the CROCKPOT, covered. At NOON, she was fall apart ready, FULL COOKED!I added the last topping of applesauce (home made) and let her bake for 30 min in the oven.Came out EXCELLENT.. I liked this recipe a lot more than the rhubarb one on zaar I made a few yrs back.THANKS!”

  • “I changed it up a little, and it came out extremely well. I cooked it in a crockpot, left out the mustard and cloves, and added a few pearl onions to the apple sauce mixture. I also debated about throwing in some cinnamon or sage, but decided not to do so in the end.”

  • “Very tasty pork roast for New Years Day dinner! Maybe just a tad sweet for my tastes but everyone at the table gave it good reviews. Thanks for posting!”

  • “I made this using a large pork shoulder roast. It was a crowd pleaser. With the extra applesauce toppinggravy is not necessary, however, Itook the roast drippings and used some apple cider to make a wonderful gravy to accompany this mouth watering moist roast.”

  • “So tasty!I read the other reviews about problems with the rub mixture, so I spread the mustard on the meat first, then rolled it in the flour & spices mixture.I also substituted 1 teaspoon of molasses & 1 teaspoon of agave syrup for the brown sugar, for health reasons. I used cider vinegar and Dijon mustard.Also added just a little dried rosemary, thyme & paprika to the rub.Didn’t make gravy, just used applesauce mixture as a glaze.Delicious & different, thanks for posting!”

  • “Loved this dish! So easy to prepare, and very tasty. A really great fall/winter dish. We found 1/4 tsp cloves to be just right. I served it with mashed potatoes and steamed mixed veg. And for the record, my 4 and 1 yr olds gobbled it up too. Thanks for the recipe! It’s a keeper.”

  • “My husband made this for supper tonight. When he was first mixing up the applesauce topping he couldn’t find my cloves so added ground ginger instead and then when he told me I showed him where the cloves were so we added those too. Also my husband cooked it on the barbecue rotisserie instead of in the oven. It was delicious and very easy to make and I liked the slightly sweet gravy on the roast.”

  • “This was really good tasting, but I didn’t have any liquid to make gravy.Maybe my roast was too lean?Next time I am going to try it with ground mustard, the prepared made a funny substance to try and rub on–after really wisking it, I finally got a consistancy that I could work with.”

  • “Quite an easy recipe and very yummy! Made this for New Years Eve and my husband was in love. I might try allspice or nutmeg instead of pure cloves next time to see how it is, but otherwise wouldn’t change anything.”

  • “This was a really nice recipe.The flavors were very good and I enjoyed the combination of the savory flavor of the mustard and the sweet flavor of the applesauce.”

  • “This was extremely tasty! We added a little ginger powder to the applesauce and also some rosemary. The whole house smelled wonderful.”

  • “Very delicious! The cloves in the topping just made my average Sunday smell like a holiday.MMMMM!My husband is blessing the day I found Recipezaar.”

  • “This roast was a big hit here. A great 5 star recipe.I prepared it a little different, here is what I did.I placed the applesauce mixture on the bottom of a slow-cooker, Roast on top of that, covered the roast with the mustard paste.Cooked on low all day.FABULOUS!!Boy did it make the house smell good too.P.S.I left out the cloves and used garlic powder (all I had)”

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