Apple and Fig Pork Loin Roast

by Jenn on August 4, 2009

in Dairy Free,Gluten Free,Meats

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This dish was inspired by a recent night out at one of our favorite restaurants – my husband had ordered a pork dish with these wonderfully fragrant apple tones to it, and so I decided to use some apple flavors myself in this delicious pork roast.  While this probably would fall under “fall” more than summer, I saw fresh figs at the store, and just had to buy them and used them !

I had purchased this beautiful pork loin roast at the farmer’s market the other week, and decided now was the time to take it out of my freezer and cook it.  The goal with any roast is to slow cook it so the meat is as tender as possible.  What’s great about roasting pork loin is that it’s a rather small cut of meat (this one was just under a pound, or about 4 servings) and so it doesn’t take forever in a day.

This is really easy to do, and cooking it with lots of flavors ensures that it won’t be overly dry – a really dry roast, no matter what kind you are making, is never tasty.

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Karine August 4, 2009 at 7:58 am

Pork and apple go so well together! And I love the addition of the figs :)

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Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} August 4, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I have had pork with apple before, but holy cow, figs?! That sounds outstanding. I can’t wait to try this!

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nina August 4, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Woh, those flavors must have had your taste buds jumping for joy!!!

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Cookie August 4, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I love the combination of pork and apples! Adding figs is such a great idea too! I can’t wait to try this. I love recipes with simple and few ingredients!

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Kevin August 5, 2009 at 1:50 am

This roast pork sounds so good!

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Jen @ MaplenCornbread August 9, 2009 at 7:32 pm

OH YUM!!!!!!!!! This is such a great combo! Yum!!

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