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Apple Butter Braised Pork Loin

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Savory and tender pork loin braised with a mixture of apple butter and premium apple juice.

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


3 pounds pork loin roast

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

2 Tablespoons bacon fat (or vegetable oil)

1 medium onion, sliced thin

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 cups MUSSELMAN’S® Premium Apple Juice

1/2 cup MUSSELMAN’S® Apple Butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Pat pork loin dry with paper towels and season all sides with salt and pepper. 

Add bacon fat (or vegetable oil) to a braiser or Dutch Oven and place over medium heat. 

Place seasoned pork loin in pan. Scatter onions and garlic around the edges.  Cook about 3-5 minutes on each side until golden brown. 

In a bowl combine apple juice and apple butter together. 

Pour mixture over browned roast and onions. 

Cover and place in a 350 degree oven for one hour or until internal temperature has reached at least 145 degrees. 

Remove pork loin to a cutting board and allow to rest 15 minutes before slicing. 

Recipe Tip

If you desire shredded pork, continue to cook an additional hour or until meat starts to fall apart. 


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