While perusing the Pinterest Food and Drink category, we stumbled across this delectable looking dish.
Much to our consternation, the link failed to provide sufficient instructions. By that we mean there were ZERO instructions! However, inspired by our caffeinated beverages, we decided to wing it and share our results with you!
As feeding three boys requires copious amounts of food, we did choose a pork loin, not a pork tenderloin. Our recipe can be adjusted as needed.
4 lbs pork loin roast
2 T olive oil
1/8 cup of honey
3/4 cup of apple juice
Salt, pepper, and dried rosemary to taste
First, we rubbed each side of the pork loin with olive oil, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Next, we made incisions about every half inch, making sure the cuts corresponded with the height of our previously-sliced apples.
We then inserted the apple slices into the matching cuts on the pork loin.
The next step was sprinkling the pork with dried rosemary and drizzling with honey. While we used about 1/8 cup of honey, this can be done to your culinary preference.
The finishing touch was saturating the pork with apple juice, making sure it seeped into each of the cuts. We also added water to the base of the broiler to ensure the excess juice did not burn on the bottom of the pan.
The masterpiece was then placed in the oven at 450 degrees for roughly an hour. The cooking time can be adjusted based on your preferences, but the internal temp should reach at least 145 degrees for safe consumption. Halfway through baking, we did repeat the juice-drenching process for maximum moistness! And then…. Voila!