Delicious, easy pork roast that everyone raves about.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly flour an oven bag.

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  • In a small bowl, blend brown sugar, applesauce, and ginger.

  • Place pork roast in the prepared oven bag. Pour the brown sugar mixture over the roast. Seal bag, and cut several small slits in the top.

  • Cook the roast 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the internal temperature has reached 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

402 calories; protein 29.9g 60% DV; carbohydrates 26.4g 9% DV; fat 19g 29% DV; cholesterol 95.3mg 32% DV; sodium 83.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2003
Yes Yes Yes! Ohhhh, this was SOOOO good. Lacking an oven bag, I wrapped the roast in aluminum foil and it came out WONDERFUL. This will be THE pork loin recipe for me. Thank you Denise! Oh, and it makes wonderful sandwiches from the leftovers (if there are any) also. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2011
Although wonderfully tender I did not like the flavor of this roast. I followed the directions but found the sauce very bland. I did season and sear the meat first as recommended but held back of the seasoning expecting the sauce to carry the flavor. Big mistake. Next time I'll add more to this mix. Read More
(33)
451 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 281
  • 4 star values: 107
  • 3 star values: 37
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2003
Yes Yes Yes! Ohhhh, this was SOOOO good. Lacking an oven bag, I wrapped the roast in aluminum foil and it came out WONDERFUL. This will be THE pork loin recipe for me. Thank you Denise! Oh, and it makes wonderful sandwiches from the leftovers (if there are any) also. Read More
(676)
Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2006
Before trying this recipe I read all of the reviews. Because of them I rubbed the roast in garlic pepper and seasoning salt and then seared it. I mashed "Sarah's Applesauce " added the ginger to it and then covered the roast with that mixture. I didn't have an oven bag so I opted for a covered casserole dish. This dish was so excellent that my family has already put in a request for me to make it again next week! It's a 5-star recipe once you tweak it. Thanks. God bless. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2003
This was delicious! I bought a 6 lb. roast and put it in my slow cooker on low for 7 hours. The ginger flavor was infused all throughout the meat. Absolutely fabulous! My company all raved about it! Definitely a keeper and something I will use again for company and special events! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2004
I didn't use an oven bag just browned the roast on top of the stove poured the sauce overtop and popped it in the oven. I was surprised with how tasty this was. My boyfriend kept talking about how good it tasted while he was eating it! I make alot of different dishes but he has never talked about the others like this. Try this one girls...your man will be so impressed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2002
I had been looking for a quick no mess way to cook pork loin and I have now found it!! This recipe was super easy and delicious. This pork was tender and had just the right hint of sweetness to it. We ate this with mashed potatoes and green beans. What a hit!!!! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2004
An instant hit! Next time I will double the sauce ingredients because it is so yummy - the sweetness of the sauce went really well with my tangy mashed potatoes (I use hardly any butter and lots of lite sour cream). I did change the recipe a little bit: instead of flouring the bag I put the flour on a plate and put a little of the measured ginger in the flour before putting the rest in the applesauce. I dredged the roast in the seasoned flour and browned the roast on the stove. I stirred the remaining ginger/flour into the applesauce (you could end up with a dry floury lump if you don't stir) and proceeded normally from there. One of our new favorites. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2003
Didn't use an oven bag or brown it on the stove either I just put it in a corningware dish & put it in the oven. WOW it came out sooo juicy. I used "sarah's applesauce" recipe from this site for and thought it turned out great & even though my husband the "non sweet eater" sensed the "sweet" in this & didn't hate it while my 11 year old & I dipped the pork into the sauce & loved it. Robert eating pork = a great recipe thanks Denise! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2003
This recipe was great!! The only problem I had was that I made a bigger roast than the recipe called for which required a longer cooking time. The sauce burned so there was no sauce to serve with the roast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2006
This recipe was exceptional and easy! I did rub with garlic powder and pepper and browned on all sides. I did not have a cooking bag but covered tightly with foil and it came out perfectly done in the stated time. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2011
Although wonderfully tender I did not like the flavor of this roast. I followed the directions but found the sauce very bland. I did season and sear the meat first as recommended but held back of the seasoning expecting the sauce to carry the flavor. Big mistake. Next time I'll add more to this mix. Read More
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