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Maple Pork Roast Recipe


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Maple Roast Pork

When the weather is cold and blustery, there’s nothing I like better than a nice pork roast. It warms the kitchen and the soul. This recipe lends a twist to a traditional pork roast recipe by adding maple syrup. Typically, you’d expect carrots and potatoes to be served with roast, but we substituted apples and sweet potatoes for a sweet and fresh flavor combination. It’s also quick and easy, making it a great weeknight meal for the entire family to enjoy.  If you have a pork roast recipe that you love, be sure to let us know about it, we would enjoy to hear back from you on things you have done to take your pork roast to the next level.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 1 1/4 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 large Fuji or similar apples (about 1 pound), peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch wedges

Preparation

Heat oven to 450°F. Coat pork with 1 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Place pork in center of rimmed sheet pan; roast on upper rack until browned, 10 minutes. In a bowl, combine syrup, vinegar and mustard. In another bowl, toss sweet potatoes and apples with remaining 1 tbsp thyme, 2 tsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper; spread in a single layer around pork on pan. Coat pork with half syrup mixture; place pan on lower rack; roast until pork’s internal temperature reaches 145°, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer pork to a plate; cover loosely with foil; let rest 10 minutes. Turn sweet potatoes and apples; continue roasting until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Spoon remaining syrup mixture over pork; slice and serve with sweet potatoes and apples.

 


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Amber Recker is a non-profit leader, freelance writer, community volunteer, and food blogger. By day, she serves as the director of development and marketing for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, where she handles fundraising, marketing, and public relations. In her spare time, she and her husband Jon spend time in the kitchen and maintain their food blog: thegingerkitchen.com. They have two Great Danes, Lucy and Lenora, who keep them on their toes.
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