Pork Roast

Tender pork roast with baked apples and onions is simple yet decadent. It is easy to make and full of flavor. 

This feast is perfect for family gatherings or dinner parties. Try serving this with Hasselback Potatoes or Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes and an Apple Harvest Salad.

Pork roast cut into slices

Fit For a Feast!

Pork roast with baked onions and apples tastes as delicious as it looks. The crust is spiced to perfection and compliments the tender center perfectly. This pork roast is delicious and is perfect for dinner or any holiday meal. 

Pork and apples are a classic combination. The sweet flavor the apples infuse into the roast is mouth-watering. After it’s baked I love to take a bite of both apple and pork. It is a symphony in your mouth. 

The best part is this feast for your eyes and belly is so easy to achieve! It will make you look like a culinary expert when you may actually be quite the novice. Enjoy making this decadent roast for your next dinner party or family gathering! 

Ingredients for pork roast recipe

How to Cook a Pork Roast

PREP. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a large roasting pan.

RUB. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, garlic salt, pepper and thyme. Rub this mixture on all sides of the roast.

BROWN. Heat up a large non stick skillet to medium high heat. Sear the roast on all sides to brown.

SEASON. Place the browned pork into the roasting pan. Evenly arrange the apples, onions and garlic around the roast. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning.

COOK. Cook the roast for 25 minutes, then flip over the apples, onions and garlic and cook for another 25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork is 145°F. 

REST & SERVE. Remove the pork from the oven. Place a piece of tin foil over the roasting pan and let the roast sit for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Pork roast seasoning rub in a bowl

Tips for a Perfect Roast

  • What cut of meat? We prefer using a  boneless roast because it is easier to carve later.
  • Extra fat? Fat is great for adding flavor to your dishFat is great for adding flavor to your dish, but if your roast is really fatty you can go ahead and remove any excess fat. 
  • Crispy skin: We like to crisp up the skin before putting it in the oven to finish cooking. Since we don’t use a glaze it stays pretty crispy through the cooking process. If you are worried about it getting too soft you can really crisp it up during the searing.
  • Tender: The trick to keeping this roast tender is to avoid overcooking it. As soon as the thickest part of the roast reaches 145° F, it’s time to come out of the oven.
  • Let it rest. With any large piece of meat you want to let it rest before cutting it so you don’t let all the juices run out of it. It keeps your meat nice and moist and helps prevent it from drying out.
  • Carving: You can use a large butcher knife or an electric carving knife.

Boneless pork roast with apples and onions in a baking pan

Storing and Using Leftovers

 Keep leftovers STORED in the fridge for 3-5 days in an airtight container. You can also FREEZE it in an airtight container up to 3 months.

REHEAT leftovers in the microwave until warmed through. If you are trying to cook the pork straight from frozen, you need to let it thaw in the fridge overnight and then bake it the next day.

What to use leftovers for? You can put the leftover meat in burritos, tacos, casseroles, or even sandwiches. 

Boneless pork roast with apples and onions

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Pork Roast Recipe

Tender pork roast with baked apples and onions is simple yet decadent. It is easy to make and full of flavor.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Rest Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 153kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 (2lb) pork roast - boneless
  • 1/8 c olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley - chopped
  • 2 large golden delicious apples - cut into 1 inch wedges
  • 2 large onions - cut into 3/4 inch wedges
  • 5 cloves garlic - peeled
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a large roasting pan.
  • In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, garlic salt, pepper and thyme. Rub this mixture on all sides of the roast.
  • Heat up a large non stick skillet to medium high heat. Sear the roast on all sides to brown.
  • Place the browned pork into the roasting pan. Evenly arrange the apples, onions and garlic around the roast. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning.
  • Cook the roast for 25 minutes, then flip over the apples, onions and garlic. Cook for another 25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the pork is 145°F.
  • Remove the pork from the oven. Place a piece of tin foil over the roasting pan and let the roast sit for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This really is the most tender pork that I have ever tasted! The apples and onions are perfection! This recipe looks like I spent hours making it and my family was so impressed.