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Herb Crusted Pork Loin with Pink Applesauce

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Tender, juicy pork with pink applesauce will have your family and guests asking for seconds.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
20 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
2 hrs 15 min
Recipe Servings


1 4-pound pork loin (untrimmed)

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

4 cloves minced garlic

1/4 cup whole grain mustard

1 tablespoon olive oil

6 pounds apples

4 cups Oean Spray Pink Cranberry Juice Cocktail

1/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Salt and pepper to taste



Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

Place the pork loin on a rack in a roasting pan. Mix the thyme, rosemary, garlic, mustard and olive oil in a small bowl. Rub the mixture onto the pork loin, covering the whole loin.

Roast the pork for 30 minutes at 475 degrees. Reduce the heat to 400 degrees and roast for an additional hour. Remove from oven when pork reaches 150-155 degrees. Allow to rest for 20-25 minutes before carving.


To make applesauce, quarter and core the apples, leaving skins on.

In a large stockpot, add apples and just enough pink cranberry juice drink to cover all the apples (you may not use all 4 cups). Bring liquid to a simmer.

Cover and cook over low heat until apples soften, about 5-10 minutes. Drain, reserving 2-3 tablespoons cooking liquid. Mash with a potato masher and mix in remaining ingredients.


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