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Orange-Glazed Pork Loin

This is one of the best pork recipes I've ever tried. My family looks forward to this roast for dinner, and guests always want the recipe. The flavorful rub and a glaze sparked with orange juice are also outstanding on pork chops. —Lynnette Miete, Alna, Maine
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 min. + standing
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 to 3 fresh thyme sprigs or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (5 pounds)
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine the first 5 ingredients; rub over roast. Place fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine orange juice, brown sugar and mustard. In a small bowl, mix water and cornstarch until smooth. Add to orange juice mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Reserve 1 cup glaze for serving; brush half of remaining glaze over roast.
  • Bake until a thermometer reads 145°, 20-40 minutes longer, brushing occasionally with remaining glaze. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Reheat reserved glaze; serve with roast.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked pork with 1 tablespoon glaze: 199 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 212mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

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