Apple and Fig Pork Loin Roast

by Jenn on August 4, 2009

in Dairy Free,Gluten Free,Meats

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.



1 pork loin (about 1 lb) – tie it up with some twine to keep it together
2 tbs. oil
1/2 cup white wine
marjoram, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper
1 apple, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
6 -8 figs, sliced in half

1. Preheat oven to 325F.  Heat up oil in a casserole dish on a fairly high setting (yes, I did this in the same dish I roasted it in).   Then pan sear the outside of the roast until it is nicely browned.  You want to do this in order to “lock in” the flavors inside the meat.  Remove from dish and let rest on a plate while cooking the rest.
2.  Add in the wine to deglaze the dish, then add in seasonings, apple and onion, and saute until translucent.
3. Add the roast back into the dish and add in your fig halves. Bake in the oven for about an hour covered, or until your meat reaches a temp of 165F
4. Take out of the oven and let it rest for a few minutes, then serve!


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Karine August 4, 2009 at 7:58 am

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


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!


nina August 4, 2009 at 4:07 pm

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


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!


Kevin August 5, 2009 at 1:50 am

This roast pork sounds so good!


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

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


Liz @ Books n' Cooks September 7, 2014 at 9:31 pm

I made this last night and it was fantastic. We were all fighting over the figs. Can’t wait to make it again!


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