Roast Loin of Pork with Spiced Apple Cider Apples

Roast Loin of Pork with Spiced Apple Cider Apples

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3 1/2 cups (975mL) boiling water, divided
1 box Bigelow Apple Cider Herb Tea Bags
2 1/2 lb. (1kg) pork loin roast
1 clove garlic, sliced
1/4 cup (50 mL) olive oil
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper

Apple Garnish:

4 large firm cooking apples, peeled and cut into slices
(example: Fuji, Granny Smith, Cortland)
1 cup (250mL) reserved (from above) Bigelow Apple
Cider tea
2 tablespoons (30mL) brown sugar

Yield: Serves 8 - Prep Time: 25 minutes - Cooking Time: 60 minutes


Boil water and add 20 Bigelow Apple Cider Herb tea bags. Let steep for 5-8 minutes. Remove bags by squeezing well and discard. Make slits in the roast and insert garlic slices.  Combine 2 1/2 cups (625mL) Bigelow Apple Cider Herbal Tea with olive oil, bay leaves and salt and pepper in a large plastic bag, add pork roast and marinate for 8 hours or overnight in refrigerator.

Refrigerate 1 cup (250mL) reserved Bigelow Apple Cider Herbal Tea for Apple Garnish.

When ready to roast pork, preheat over to 350ºF (180ºC). Remove meat from marinade, place meat in roasting pan and put into oven and roast for approximately 60 minutes or until meat is no longer pink inside and thermometer reads 160ºF (71ºC).  Meanwhile, prepare apple garnish by combining reserved 1 cup (250mL) Bigelow Apple Cider Herbal Tea and brown sugar, place in large skillet, add apple slices and cook on medium heat until liquid has reduced and apple is tender and flavored with tea.  Serve slices of pork with apple garnish.

Nutritional Information:

Nutritional Information Per Serving Percent of Daily Value
Calories 340
 Protein  28 grams 55%
 Carbohydrate  16 grams 5%
 Total Fat  18 grams 27%
 Alcohol  0 grams
 Cholesterol  90 milligrams 30%
 Saturated Fat  5 grams 24%
 Monounsaturated Fat  10 grams
 Polyunsaturated Fat  2 grams
 Trans Fatty Acid  0 grams
 Total Dietary Fiber  2 grams 9%
 Total Sugar  13 grams
 Percentage of Calories 
 Protein  33%
 Carbohydrate  19%
 Total Fat  48%
 Alcohol  0%
 Vitamins & Mineral 
 Sodium  79 milligrams 3%
 Potassium  498 milligrams 14%
 Vitamin A   7 Retinol Equivalent 1%
 Vitamin C  5 milligrams 9%
 Calcium  42 milligrams 4%
 Iron  2 milligrams 10%
 Vitamin D (ug)  0.9 micrograms 8%
 Thiamin  0.7 micrograms 48%
 Riboflavin  0.4 milligrams 24%
 Niacin  5 milligrams 26%
 Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)  0.6 milligrams 32%
 Folic Acid  9 milligrams 2%
 Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)  1 micrograms 16%
Nutritional Recipe Features
Low in Sodium
Good Source of Potassium
Dairy Free
Soy Free


Roast Loin of Pork with Spiced Apple Cider Apples

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