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Garlic-Herb Roasted Pork Loin with Pear-Applesauce

Points® value
Total Time
1 hr 18 min
18 min
1 hr
Lean pork loin is infused with rosemary, thyme and garlic in this savoury entrée.


Uncooked lean trimmed pork loin

3 pound(s), use 1 whole 3 lb boneless roast


2 tbsp(s), fresh, chopped

Fresh thyme

2 tbsp(s), chopped

Olive oil

1 tbsp(s)

Table salt

1 tsp(s)

Black pepper

½ pinch(es), freshly ground


1 gm, ripe, peeled, cored and diced


¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped


1 clove(s), large, cut into thin slivers

Unsweetened applesauce

2 cup(s)


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. With a small knife, poke about 24 slits into pork; insert garlic slivers into slits.
  2. In small bowl, combine rosemary, thyme, oil, salt and pepper; rub mixture all over pork, pushing some of mixture into slits.
  3. Line a large roasting pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil (for easy clean-up). Place pork on a rack in prepared pan; roast, uncovered, until a meat thermometer inserted in centre of pork registers 160ºF, about 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine applesauce, pears and chives.
  5. Transfer pork to a cutting board and let stand for 15 minutes. Slice pork and arrange on serving platter; spoon any pan drippings over pork, if desired. Serve applesauce in a small bowl on the side. Yields about 3 ounces of pork and 1/4 cup of applesauce per serving.


Add your own flavour-spin to the pear-applesauce with a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg and/or allspice.Garnish a serving platter with fresh herb sprigs and cranberries (or small clusters of red grapes) for an easy, festive presentation.