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.