Hard Cider Roasted Pork Loin

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  • 1, 2.5-3 pound boneless pork loin
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 apples, cored and cut into 6 wedges
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1, 13 ounce can dry hard cider (may substitute non-alcoholic apple cider or chicken broth if desired)
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  2. Heat olive oil a large Dutch oven, or other heavy-bottomed lidded pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the onions and whole garlic cloves and cook 3-4 minutes per side until browned and remove from the pan.
  4. Season pork roast liberally with the salt, pepper, and thyme, then place in the pot. Brown the pork for 4-5 minutes on one side, then repeat for the 3 remaining sides. Remove the pork and set aside.
  5. Add the cider to the pot and whisk to release the browned bits. Then, add the pork, onions, garlic, apples, and thyme springs back to the pan.
  6. Place the lid on the pot and bake at 325 F for 1 hour.
  7. Remove the roast from oven and let sit for 15 minutes before slicing, then serve alongside the apples, onions, garlic, and additional sauce. Enjoy!