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Cider-Roasted Pork Loin

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Why I Love This Recipe

From the Cooking Light 2005 recipe book. I've made this a couple times at dinner parties, and the leftovers are still moist and tender when re-heated a couple days later.

Ingredients You'll Need

3 cups water
5 cups apple cider, divided
¼ cup kosher salt
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 bay leaf
1-2 lb. boneless pork loin
Cooking spray
1 ½ tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
1 ½ tsp. chopped fresh sage
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper


Combine water, 3 cups cider, kosher salt, peppercorns, coriander & bay leaf in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until salt dissolves. Remove from heat, and cool completely. Pour brine into 2 gallon plastic bag. Add pork and seal, and refrigerate for 8 hours, turning bag occasionally.

Preheat oven to 350. Bring 2 cups cider to a boil. Cook until thickened and reduced to ¼ cup (about 15 minutes). Set aside. Remove pork from bag; discard brine. Place pork on rack of broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Coat pork lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle sage, pepper and rosemary on top. Bake for 1 hour, basting twice with cider reduction during last 20 minutes.

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