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Pork Loin With Apple-Cranberry Chutney

Pork Loin With Apple-Cranberry Chutney Photo: Yunhee Kim; Stylist: Alistair Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 (2 1/2-3 pound) boneless pork loin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 slices reduced-sodium bacon, sliced into 3/8-inch thick pieces
  • 1 medium leek, halved lengthwise and sliced into 1/2-inch-thick pieces (1 cup)
  • 3 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced (3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 small sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water

Preparation


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Season pork with salt and pepper. Add pork to skillet, turning to brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a baking sheet (reserve skillet); roast 45-55 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 155°. Remove from oven; transfer pork to a plate.

3. Meanwhile, add bacon to skillet; cook over medium heat until bacon begins to crisp and fat has been released, about 3-4 minutes. Add leek and cook, stirring, until tender (about 8 minutes). Add apples, cranberries, honey, rosemary, lemon juice, and water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes or until apples and cranberries partially break down and sauce thickens. Discard rosemary. Slice and serve pork with chutney and green beans or broccoli.


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  • Yield: Makes 8 servings (serving size: 4-5 ounces pork and 2 tablespoons chutney)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 291
Fat per serving: 9.4g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3.8g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.8g
Protein per serving: 35g
Carbohydrate per serving: 15g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 99mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 236mg
Calcium per serving: 19mg

Good to Know

Fruit and pork make the perfect pair in this savory dish. Cranberries are a great source of vitamin C, and the fresh type have more than double the hunger-busting fiber as dried, sweetened versions. 

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