Apple-Marinated Pork Roast With Grilled Apple Rings

Grill this savory pork roast with maple-glazed apple rings in the fall when apples are at their best and it's still warm enough to cook outdoors.

Apple-Marinated Pork Roast With Grilled Apple Rings
Servings: 12 Prep 20 mins Marinate 4 hrs or overnight Cook 6 mins Grill 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

Pork:
  • 1 6 ounce can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
Apple Rings:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 Granny Smith apples (about 2 pounds), peeled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rings and cored

Make It

Pork:

1. In bowl, combine apple juice concentrate, maple syrup, vinegar, oil, Worcestershire, salt, cinnamon and pepper. Place in large plastic food-storage bag with pork roast. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.

2. Prepare outdoor grill with hot coals arranged for indirect grilling, or heat gas grill for indirect grilling. Remove pork from marinade; reserve marinade.

3. Grill pork over indirect heat, covered, 1-1/2 hours or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F on instant-read meat thermometer. Remove pork from grill; let rest 10 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, place marinade in medium-size saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. In a small cup, stir together cornstarch and water. Stir into marinade. Gently boil 1 minute or until thickened.

Apple Rings:

5. In large bowl, stir together butter, maple syrup and cinnamon. Add apple rings; toss to coat.

6. Grill apple rings over direct heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until glazed and tender. Serve pork with sauce and apples.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 288, Fat, total (g): 12, chol. (mg): 64, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 24, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 21, sodium (mg): 259, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.