This was pronounced “two thumbs up” by both of my older boys and all three of them requested seconds. All of the adults at the table enjoyed this roast as well.
The pepper does not add heat to the dish, so much as a depth of flavor to balance the sweetness of the apple butter. This was a very simple, 5-minute meal to prep and get into the oven.
I have had apple butter set aside to combine with pork roast or pork chops for quite a while. I can’t believe that it took me so long to finally try this. We all loved it.
Spiced Apple Butter Pork Roast
- 1 ½ - 2 lb pork loin roast
- 1 cup apple butter
- 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- kosher salt approximately 1 - 1 ½ teaspoons
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Rub kosher salt all over the pork roast. Warm the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Brown the roast on all sides and then set aside. Mix the pepper into the apple butter and then generously rub and cover the roast on all sides with the mixture. Place in a baking dish and roast until internal temperature is 145 degrees.
- Cooking time was 70-80 minutes, however I did allow the uncooked roast to rest at room temperature for about an hour prior to cooking it. If you are cooking a cold roast straight from the fridge, it will take a little while longer. Enjoy!
27 Comments Leave a comment or review
That's it.. I have made the decision to move in with you and your family. Chris will just have to fend for himself from now on! Ok, I don't have to move in, but I think I'll be a permanent dinner guest if that's ok 🙂
That pork looks so wonderful and I just know having the apple butter on it took it to a whole next level! YUM!
Tricia @ saving room for dessert says
This is a brilliant idea! I want to come to dinner too 🙂 I love your creative flair! The photos are amazing too. The potatoes look yummy as well. Have a great weekend 🙂
The Slow Roasted Italian says
Looks delicious Mary!
Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) says
Apple butter is new to me, from your picture, I know this roast is yummy!
Amazing! Bookmarked – I have a feeling my family is going to love this one!
Looks really good Mary nice and tender. Great post
I have apple butter in my fridge right now. What a great way to use it!
Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says
This does not surprise me that it got 2 thumbs up!! it looks SO delicious and succulent – YUM
To me, apple is the best seasoning/pairing for pork, so this sounds like a winner of a dish!
Jean | Delightful Repast says
Mary, that looks wonderful! Apples and pork is a classic combination, and I bet that touch of cayenne gives the apple butter that certain something!
From Beyond My Kitchen Window says
I have to try this. I can almost smell the apple butter and plus so simple to make. I wanted to become a follower of your blog but can not find a place to join. Maybe I'm not looking in the right spot. Please let me know. Wonderful photos!
Words Of Deliciousness says
This looks delicious. I am sure that the apple butter complemented the pork.
[email protected] eco friendly homemaking says
Oh you have made me hungry! This looks so delicious!
Quay Po Cooks says
Pork goes very well with apple. This roast must be heavenly delicious.
Sue/the view from great island says
Great idea, the shot of that glaze is, as usual, so vivid.
Wonderful combination and a touch of cayenne must have been the icing on the cake.
I've done one with apple butter bbq sauce once and the boys loved it, perfect with pork.
Carrie Burrill says
Mary this Pork Roast looks divine!! Yum!
The Harried Cook says
Oh my! Yummy! This looks absolutely delicious! I wish I could have a slice or two… My family would go nuts for this! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Jill Lowers says
Is it ok to add more apples into crockpot after the others have cooked down? To end up with more to can.
Mary Younkin says
Unfortunately, that won’t work the same way, Jill. They need equal cooking time.