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Roast Pork Loin

Serve this pork alongside Dried Fruit Compote, then use leftovers to make our Roasted Pork Loin Sandwich with Warm Fruit Chutney.

  • Servings: 8
Roast Pork Loin

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2001


  • 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 Homemade Chicken Stock, or low-sodium canned, skimmed of fat
  • 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.

Reviews (5)

  • dragonsleafarm 17 Dec, 2014

    A favorite pork recipe, and I make it for special occasions. Cooked it once for 100 people. Small changes. Added generous sprinking garlic powder to the spices, and use sea salt and coarse ground pepper. Also, a lot more sage: laid in in the center of the roast, along with the seasoning mentioned above, before tying up and quite a bit of sage under the twine before searing. Added brandy to the pan juices, lit afire to burn off alcohol, then thin-sliced mushrooms. You CAN make it into gravy.

  • onthesinglemomsbudget 14 Dec, 2010

    This recipe is mazing! My daughter

  • onthesinglemomsbudget 14 Dec, 2010

    This recipe is absolutely amazing! My daughter made this (with my help)

  • cinnamonbear 8 Aug, 2010

    I made this for a get together with my four sisters. We call it sisters day. It's easy and tasty. I recommend it!

  • cookingbetter 8 Mar, 2009

    It's so easy to make and the whole family enjoyed this meal!! Thank you, this is a keeper. I was afraid the pork loin, would not be tender. Wrong , it was tender and juicy.

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