a roasted pork loin with apples served on plate

Pork Loin with Apples


This delicious Pork Loin with Apples is the perfect combination of hearty meat and sweet. With just a few simple ingredients, your taste buds and tummy will be in heaven.

I don’t know who thought up the combination of meat and fruit but I’d like to give them a big shout out right now! Hearing the words “meat and fruit” combined in the same sentence may not sound good, but your taste buds will think differently ya’ll, trust me. 

In my mind, there’s something about cold weather that makes me hungry…but hungry for hearty and healthy food options that everyone in my family will love. Gotta make meals that the boys will eat too, right?

Pork Loin with Apples

I really love the fact that this pork recipe combines honey, apples, and pork loin…..how many recipes out there do that? Not many, let me tell ya. This recipe is a true gem. (Spoiler alert – there’s even a bit of cinnamon sprinkled in as well!)

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Simple Pork Loin with Apples

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The good part about this roasted pork loin and apples recipe? The ingredients are all super simple and probably ones you have on hand, hiding up in your cupboards!

Ingredients for Pork Loin with Apples

  • 3-3/12 lb pork loin
  • 8 apples of your choice (used a combo of Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Gala)
  • 1-2 large red onions
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided 1 teaspoon and 2 teaspoons
  • 3 teaspoons black pepper, divided 1 teaspoon and 2 teaspoons
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons. olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Directions for Pork Loin with Apples

Place your pork loin in a bowl or large container. Grab your seasonings and season with 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp pepper, and garlic powder. Rub the mixture onto all sides! You want it to be covered with flavor.

Cover the pork loin and place in your refrigerator for 20-40 minutes (or longer if you wish). Basically, you’re giving it time for the flavors to all work and mesh together.

Preheat oven to 425℉.

Slice apples (remember your choice here) and onions and chop garlic. 

Take the pork loin out of the refrigerator and add onions, apples, and garlic and combine with the pork loin. 

pork loin and apple recipe

To that, add honey and oil. Next, add the remaining 1 tsp salt,1 tsp pepper, and cinnamon. 

Place a layer of apples and onions at the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. (If you have little helpers in the kitchen, this can be a great step for them to take control of and rock!)

Put pork loin directly on top of the apples and onions. 

Once done, add the remaining apples and onions around it. (Stick ’em in there, the more the merrier!)

Add about 1 tbsp soften butter to the top of pork loin and break up remaining butter into pieces and put on top of apples. (aahhhh…..butter)

Bake for 30 minutes in your oven. 

Once 30 minutes have passed, reduce your oven temperature to 350℉ and continue to bake for 30 minutes.

Take out of the oven (don’t forget your oven gloves!) and stir/toss apple and onion.

Once the apples and onion are mixed up, turn heat up to 450℉ in your oven and bake for 10 more minutes.

Once that time has passed, the ring that dinner bell and call in the crew!

Pork Loin with Apples

This delicious Pork Loin with Apples is the perfect combination of hearty meat and sweet. With just a few simple ingredients, your taste buds and tummy will be in heaven.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork loin, roasted pork loin
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 3-3/12 lb pork loin
  • 8 apples of your choice used a combo of Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Gala
  • 1-2 large red onions
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 3 teaspoons salt divided 1 teaspoon and 2 teaspoons
  • 3 teaspoons black pepper divided 1 teaspoon and 2 teaspoons
  • 1 tablespoon  garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons. olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Instructions

  • lace your pork loin in a bowl or large container. Grab your seasonings and season with 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp pepper, and garlic powder. Rub the mixture onto all sides! You want it to be covered with flavor.
  • Cover the pork loin and place in your refrigerator for 20-40 minutes (or longer if you wish). Basically, you're giving it time for the flavors to all work and mesh together.
  • Preheat oven to 425℉.
  • Slice apples (remember your choice here) and onions and chop garlic.
  • Take the pork loin out of the refrigerator and add onions, apples, and garlic and combine with the pork loin.
  • To that, add honey and oil. Next, add the remaining 1 tsp salt,1 tsp pepper, and cinnamon.
  • Place a layer of apples and onions at the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. (If you have little helpers in the kitchen, this can be a great step for them to take control of and rock!)
  • Put pork loin directly on top of the apples and onions.
  • Once done, add the remaining apples and onions around it. (Stick 'em in there, the more the merrier!)
  • Add about 1 tbsp soften butter to the top of pork loin and break up remaining butter into pieces and put on top of apples. (aahhhh.....butter)
  • Bake for 30 minutes in your oven.
  • Once 30 minutes have passed, reduce your oven temperature to 350℉ and continue to bake for 30 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven (don't forget your oven gloves!) and stir/toss apple and onion.
  • Once the apples and onion are mixed up, turn heat up to 450℉ in your oven and bake for 10 more minutes.

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