It’s Pork Loin Roast and lots of sides for Sunday dinner

Is the air crisp and cool where you live? My family loves the other white meat, and my sister, Beth, her husband, Jeff, and their new poodle puppy, Lucy, are coming for Sunday dinner! I’m making Martha Stewart’s recipe for Pork Loin Roast, homemade applesauce, baked yams and red potatoes, fresh green beans and California (fresh fruit added) field greens salad.

pork loin roast


  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless pork loin, trimmed and tied
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 fresh sage leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season pork loin with salt and pepper. Tuck sage leaves under kitchen twine along the length of the pork loin.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add pork, and sear until golden brown on all sides, including ends, 10 to 15 minutes. Wrap pork loin in parchment paper, tucking ends under to seal completely. Place in skillet, and transfer to oven. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 150 degrees. 40 to 50 minutes. Remove pork loin from parchment paper, and transfer to a serving platter. Let rest for 10 minutes before removing twine and slicing into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  3. Place skillet over medium heat, and add cider and stock. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to loosen any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Add any accumulated juices from bottom of serving platter. Continue to cook until liquid is syrupy and reduced to about 1/3 cup. Add butter, stirring until melted. Drizzle over pork, garnish with sage leaves, and serve.

3 thoughts on “It’s Pork Loin Roast and lots of sides for Sunday dinner

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    I want to tell you that Kathleen has been mistaken for Martha Steward many times. The standing joke in our neighbourhood is that Martha Stewart lives down the street.

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