Pork Roast with Apples and Onions
Comfort food at it’s best, sweet and pungent, Pork Roast with Apples and Onions, is one of my favorite autumn combinations.
It’s not just how it tastes, I never tire of how it smells, with a toasty and warm bonus, it warms my house while it’s baking low and slow in my oven.
You’ll need a 3 pound pork loin or shoulder roast, and olive oil, along with these starring players.
Begin by seasoning your roast with salt and pepper. Heat a large pot over medium to high heat. Sear roast on all sides in olive oil till brown.
Reduce heat to low and add apple juice, beef stock, apple slices, onions, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer for 3 hours, or bake in a 300˚F oven.
Remove the roast, apples, and onions to a platter. Cover with foil and keep warm while you thicken the juice to make a lovely gravy. I served my Pork Roast with Apples and Onions with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, (my husbands favorite thing), with a crisp green salad.
- 3 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Pork Loin or Shoulder Roast, (also called Pork Butt)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 cups apple juice
- 1 cup beef stock
- 3 whole apples, cored and cut into wedges
- 3 whole medium onions, sliced
- 1 whole bay leaf
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- ½ teaspoon rosemary
- 5 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 5 Tablespoons cold liquid, (can use water, juice or broth)
- ½ teaspoon ground marjoram
- To make the pork roast, heat olive oil in a large pot over high heat.
- Salt and pepper pork roast, then sear on all sides to give it some color.
- Reduce heat to low.
- Add apple juice, apple slices, onions, and bay leaf.
- Cover and simmer for 3 hours. (Or you may place in a 300 degree oven if you prefer.)
- When the roast is done, remove the roast, apples, and onions to a platter.
- Mix cornstarch and cold water, stirring to remove all lumps.
- Raise heat to medium-high, add cornstarch mixture (or slurry), and boil liquid, reducing it until thick and rich.
- Add additional cornstarch and liquid if you'd like it thicker or just add add liquid to thin it a little if it's too thick for you.
- Add marjoram and serve.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are enjoying a beautiful autumn like we are!