Applesauce Topped Pork Loin Roast

Moist, flavorful, easy.

This recipe is from Recipezaar by  Susie in Texas

I have had this recipe for years, it always turns out great.


  • 1 (4 lb)  pork loin roast
  • 1 cup prepared applesauce (homemade is even better)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard


  1. In a small bowl combine applesauce, brown sugar, vinegar and ground cloves, set aside.
  2. Cut slits in top of the loin roast and insert garlic strips into those slits.
  3. Combine flour, salt, sugar, pepper and mustard, like a rub and rub over the roast.
  4. Place roast on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.
  5. Bake uncovered, at 350°F until a thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  6. Brush applesauce mixture over roast during the last 1/2 hour of baking.
  7. When thermometer reads done, remove the roast to a warm serving platter.
  8. To make gravy thicken broth in pan with cornstarch and water, (this is a sweet gravy)
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