Roast Pork Loin with Apples Recipe


  • 4 pounds boneless pork loin
  • 8 apples of your choice 
  • 2 large red onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons salt 1 ½ to rub on loin, ½ teaspoon to season produce
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary 


  • Place pork loin in a bowl or large container and season with a mixture of garlic powder, 1 ½ teaspoon of the salt and pepper. Rub onto all sides. Cover and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes (or longer if you wish).
  • Preheat oven to 425℉ and take the pork out of the refrigerator.
  • Slice apples and onions and chop garlic.
  • Season with the brown sugar, oil, the remaining ½ teaspoon salt and cinnamon. Toss apple slices to coat.
  • Place a layer of apples and onions at the bottom of a roasting pan or a 9x13 baking dish. Add a sprig or two of fresh rosemary.
  • Transfer the pork loin to the roasting pan and place on top of the apples. Add the remaining apples mixture around it. Add about 1 tablespoon softened butter to top of pork loin and break up remaining butter into pieces and put on top of apples.
  • Roast at current high heat setting for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350℉ and continue to bake for about 60-70 minutes. When internal temperature hits 135-140 degrees you are ready for next step.*
  • Take out of oven and stir/toss apple and onion. Turn heat up to 450℉ and roast for 8-10 more minutes. You are looking for a final internal temperature of 145 degrees. 
  • Allow the loin to rest for 10 minutes. Then it is time to slice pork and serve along with a nice scoop of the golden brown apples and onions.