Boneless Pork Center Loin Roast
|(1) 2-lb duBreton Natural Pork Boneless Pork Center Loin|
|1 clove garlic, minced|
|2 tart apples, peeled and sliced|
|1/2 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced|
|1 Tbsp Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil|
|Freshly ground pepper|
|Apple or currant jelly (optional)|
Preheat oven to 350°F. Using a sharp knife, make a lengthwise pocket in pork loin. Stuff with garlic and a few apple and onion slices. Seal pocket with toothpicks.
Brown loin in medium-hot oil. Place remaining apple and onion slices in a baking dish and top with browned loin. Generously sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.
Roast uncovered until internal temperature reaches 160°F, approximately 25 to 30 minutes per pound. Do not overcook. For easier carving let stand, loosely covered, 10 to 15 minutes.
Suggestion: For a glazed pork loin, top with apple or currant jelly the last 10 minutes of roasting.
Makes 4 servings