June 22, 2011

Mama's Peach Glazed Pork Loin

Okay, so I have a little bit of a sweet tooth! But you have to admit that peaches, or any fruit for that matter, go really well with pork! I came up with this recipe years ago-the peach glaze is so good on the pork, it almost tastes like candy. I always pair it with a more savory dish like garlic mashed potatoes. Oh! Any leftover pork makes a great BBQ the next day. I just simmer it all in a small stockpot, adding a little water and your favorite BBQ sauce to taste!

1 whole pork loin
salt and pepper
peach or apricot preserves (homemade preferably, or a good quality fruit spread that isn't overly sweet-you want to taste the fruit)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, cloves, cardamon and a little honey if desired

Season both side of pork loin with salt and pepper; brown in a large skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes. Place loin fat side up in a large covered baking dish or roasting pan. Bake at 325 for 2-1/2 to 3 hours until very tender. Remove from the oven and let it sit a few minutes while you combine preserves (1/2 cup or whatever you want) and spices in a small bowl. Scrape off any remaining fat from the loin. Make a few 1/2 inch slits in top of loin if desired. Brush top with peach glaze, pop in the oven and bake uncovered for about 20 minutes.

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