Tonight, it was just me and the husband, so I halved the recipe and prepared it for 1.5 lbs of pork, instead of 3. Even though it was a smaller size, it still fed us for three meals.
Sage Pork Roast with Apple Pork Gravy
2 1/2 teaspoons sage
2 cups apple juice
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 packets of pork gravy mix
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 apples - cored and chopped into edible size pieces
1.5 cups fresh cranberries
3 lb pork loin
Preheat oven to 350. Mix spices in a small bowl.
Place pork fat side down in a pan and rub with oil.
Sprinkle seasoning mixture generously over roast. Pour apple juice over roast. Garnish with apples and cranberries.
Roast for 1 1/4 hours, basting every 20 minutes. Mix the juices from the pan with the gravy mix. Slice and serve.
Servings: about 12
As I said above, this recipe is delicious. It takes a while to cook the roast, but the prep work is relatively easy. It is a great meal to cook and impress a large group of people. I served it with steamed carrots and mashed potatoes, with a side salad.