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Apple & Mustard-Glazed Pork Loin Roast

Prep Time

30 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Apple

Ask your butcher to "french" the bones (clean them of meat and gristle) and remove the chine bone for easier carving. A bone-in pork loin roast can be fall-off-the-bone tender when brined and roasted with sweet brown sugar and apple cider.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 3/4 Cup kosher salt

  • 3/4 Cup brown sugar

  • 1 Quart water

  • 1 1/2 Quart apple juice

  • 3 Clove garlic, smashed

  • 2 Whole bay leaves, crushed

  • 5 Pound Bone-In Pork Loin Roast, Bones Frenched, Chine Bone Removed

  • black pepper

  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary

  • 3 Tablespoon coarse-grained mustard

  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 Tablespoon honey

  • 1 Tablespoon Applejack Or Other Apple-Flavored Liquor (Optional)

  • 2 Teaspoon molasses

Steps

  • 1

    Plan ahead, this recipe brines overnight. In a large mixing bowl, combine the salt, brown sugar, water, and apple cider and stir until the salt and sugar crystals dissolve. Stir in the garlic and bay leaves.

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 Cup kosher salt

    • 3/4 Cup brown sugar

    • 1 Quart water

    • 1 Quart apple juice

    • 3 Clove garlic, smashed

    • 2 Whole bay leaves, crushed

  • 2

    Put the roast in a large sturdy resealable plastic bag and pour the brine over the meat. Seal, return to the bowl (to prevent leakage), and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.

    Ingredients

    • 5 Pound Bone-In Pork Loin Roast, Bones Frenched, Chine Bone Removed

  • 3

    Remove the roast from the brine and pat dry with paper towels. (Discard brine.) Tie the roast between each bone with kitchen twine. Season generously with pepper. (Don't forget the ends.) Place on a rack, fat side up, in a shallow roasting pan. Wrap the bones with foil to prevent them from overbrowning.

    Ingredients

    • As Needed black pepper

  • 4

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke and set the temperature to 350F and preheat for 10 to 15 minutes. Make the glaze: In a small saucepan, bring the 2 cup of apple cider and the rosemary to a boil over medium-high heat and reduce by half. Whisk in the mustards, honey, applejack, if using, and the molasses. Keep warm.

    Grill350 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • 2 Cup apple juice

    • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary

    • 3 Tablespoon coarse-grained mustard

    • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

    • 1 Tablespoon honey

    • 1 Tablespoon Applejack Or Other Apple-Flavored Liquor (Optional)

    • 2 Teaspoon molasses

  • 5

    Put the roasting pan on the grill grate and roast the meat for 1 hour. Brush with the glaze.

    Grill350 ˚F

  • 6

    Continue to roast until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 145, another 45 minutes to 1 hour, brushing once more with the glaze. Let the meat rest for 20 minutes.

    Grill350 ˚F

    Probe145 ˚F

  • 7

    Remove the foil from the ends of the bones, then snip and remove the kitchen twine. Brush with the remaining glaze before slicing into individual chops. Please note: If substituting table salt for kosher salt, use half the amount. Enjoy!

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