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5-Ingredient Apricot Pork Loin

5-Ingredient Apricot Pork Loin
5-Ingredient Apricot Pork Loin

If you're searching for the perfect pork loin recipe for your Easter brunch menu, this 5-Ingredient Apricot Pork Loin is one that will please the whole table. This boneless pork loin recipe brings just the right amount of fruit flavor to the savory pork. Seasoned perfectly with garlic salt, pepper and thyme, this delicious pork recipe will become a family favorite in no time at all. When you're trying to decide on an elegant recipe for a holiday or other special occasion, this one will deliver in presentation and flavor.

Serves6

Preparation Time5 min

Cooking Time1 hr 30 min

Cooking MethodOven

Ingredients

  • 1 (3-5 lb) boneless pork loin
  • 1-2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 (18-ounce) jar apricot preserves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Rub pork with olive oil.

  3. Sprinkle garlic salt and pepper evenly over all sides of the meat.

  4. Place two sprigs of fresh thyme on top of the pork.

  5. Wrap entire tenderloin in foil, sealing it so that no air escapes. Place the wrapped tenderloin on a rimmed baking sheet.

  6. Bake pork for 20-25 minutes per pound.

  7. When there is only 30 minutes remaining in the baking time, remove the pork from the oven and open the foil wrap. Spread the apricot preserves over the top of the meat and place the meat (uncovered) back into the oven to finish cooking.

  8. Allow the pork to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.

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I most like to add apple.

Apples or pineapple

Almost any fresh fruit goes well with savory food. I love to cook with apples and cranberries-even together. Or citrus with meat and vegetable dishes. This sounds good, too.

This looks so pretty and delicious. It would be great for a dinner party. I think I would add a bit of garlic and rosemary for more taste dimension.

Apricots are a wonderful accompaniment to pork. This is a good idea instead of apples and a nicer version if you ask me. I am definitely going to make this recipe. I think it would be nice to eat some crispy roast potatoes with this and some of that sauce. I would also make some butter carrots to go along with this. I think that would be a perfect meal.

I made this roast for New Years Day and I can't even tell you how great it was. Eating Pork on New Years Day has been a tradition in my Italian Family for generations. It's symbolic because the pig "never looks back, and always moves forward" so we begin the year "moving forward". Anyway...back to the recipe, the flavors are phenomenal, the sweetness of the apricot preserves, and the savory fresh thyme, blended perfectly with the Italian flavors of garlic and olive oil. It was definitely not the "usual" roast pork, it was tender and juicy...we have a new roast pork tradition!!

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