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pOrk braised with apples and onions. This is a wonderful fall dish
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Posted to Thread #30521 at 10:47 am on Oct 3, 2018
Braised Pork Loin with Apples and Onions
2 lbs center cut pork loin, trimmed to remove any excess fat and silver skin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground sage or poultry seasoning
2 tsp grape seed oil (
2 large sweet yellow onions peeled, halved, and thinly sliced
1 cup of dried apple slices, halved ()
2 cups chicken stock
1 large can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4" to 1/2" thick
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Adjust the rack to the lowest position. Season the pork all over liberally with salt, ground pepper, and sage or poultry seasoning. Heat a large stewpot that has a tight-fitting lid, on high heat. (I used a Le Creuset pan, which worked quite well.) When hot, add the oil and brown the pork loin in the oil, all over, until deep golden brown. Remove the roast from the pot and set aside. Reduce heat to medium.
Add onions to the pot and cook them, stirring occasionally, until they begin to caramelize and turn brown, about 8 minutes. Add the dried apples, chicken stock, and apple juice concentrate to the onions in the pot and stir. Put the pork roast back in the pot and bring the pot to boil on the stovepot. Put the lid on the pot and put the pot in the preheated oven. Cook pork, covered, for approximately 1 hour. (I found this cooking time to be much too long...check at about 30 minutes). Remove the cover from the pot and add the Granny Smith apples and stir. Baste the roast with the pan juices. Return the pot to the oven, uncovered, and cook 1 hour more, basting occasionally with the pan juices (again, I think this cooking time was too long; you don't want to overcook the pork until it dries out.) Remove pot from the oven.
If the sauce seems too watery, place the pork on a cutting board and cover with a loose foil tent, and place the pot back on the stove on high heat and boil the juices down until they are syrupy, stirring as necessary so the apples and onions don't stick. Omit this step if there is little liquid in the pot. (I didn't find this step necessary.) Taste sauce and correct seasonings if needed.
Slice pork and place it on a serving platter, surrounded with apples and onions and drizzled with pan juices.
Other messages in this thread:
- 30521. https://leitesculinaria.com/76318/recipes-tomato-and-green-bean-salad.html [NT] [LINK] - emtd - 12:48am on 10/01/18 (19)
- oops - fingers slipped. This was a lovely side dish to pork tenderloin [LINK] - emtd - 12:49am on 10/01/18
- I too have been looking for something just like this. Thanks Betty! [NT] - RuthAB - 2:47am on 10/02/18
- Just what I've been looking for. Merci bien. [NT] - Marg CDN2 - 4:48pm on 10/01/18
- Je vous en prie :) Btw I couldn't find yellow beans so I - emtd - 10:23pm on 10/01/18
- What a Co-inky-dink! Just came here from there and saw your post! That is a nice site. (nt) [NT] - mistral - 8:58pm on 10/01/18
- Another fan of Leite's Culinaria. In fact, tonight I'm making this Braised Pork Loin with Rosemary [LINK] - Pat-NoCal - 11:27pm on 10/01/18
- It looks good. Waiting for your review! [NT] - judy-mass - 11:41pm on 10/01/18
- The braised pork loin couldn't have been easier to execute. The pork was tender and moist, - Pat-NoCal - 4:03pm on 10/02/18
- pOrk braised with apples and onions. This is a wonderful fall dish - Charley - 10:47am on 10/03/18
- another recipe from that site that I love: [LINK] - emtd - 4:15am on 10/02/18
- This salad sounds good too, Betty. Adding both of these to the top of the to-be-tried pile. :-) [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 4:28pm on 10/02/18
- I thought this site looked like fun, too. I'll be interested in more discoveries to come from it. [NT] - Marg CDN2 - 8:20pm on 10/02/18
- some of my other favourites from there: [LINK] - emtd - 11:30pm on 10/02/18
- Thanks so much for the recipes and the link. The website looks great. [NT] - rhoward2va - 8:33pm on 10/03/18
- Royal Raj Beef Stew - Pam - 7:32pm on 10/12/18
- That sounds like a wonderful meal, Pam. Were you able to find the Kashmiri - Pat-NoCal - 3:33pm on 10/13/18
- Happy Thanksgiving Betty. Looking forward to the bean salad tonight. [NT] - Marg CDN2 - 10:13pm on 10/06/18
- Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 12:21pm on 10/07/18
- Most enjoyable. Guests reached for more. Had a massive headache so I abbreviated a few of the - Marg CDN2 - 11:53pm on 10/10/18