Cranberry Apple Pork Loin

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin

We love our friends and fans and had to laugh because we got our first request this week for a Christmas dinner idea. Our Cranberry Apple Pork Loin happily was just what they were looking for. Every month Ken buys a giant boneless pork loin and we come up with new and different recipes for chops and roasts, etc. Patti’s sauce recipe was festive, easy and delicious with a apple “Kiss of Smoke”. Plus, we love to use our Pacific Living Outdoor Oven when the temperature outside is hot, hot, hot we can keep our kitchen cool.

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme. Wood Pellet Patio Heater, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin
A Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes at 350 degrees (177c)
Grill: Pacific Living Outdoor Oven
Pellets: Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellet Northwest Apple

Ingredients: Cranberry Apple Pork Loin

  • 1 3 ½ lb. boneless pork loin
  • Swimmin’ in Smoke Booty Shake, to taste
  • 1 large sweet onion, quartered
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and quartered

Ingredients: Sauce

  • 1 14oz. can jellied cranberry sauce
  • 4 oz. sugar free apple sauce
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin
A Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Cranberry Apple Pork LoinSeason your Meat

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin

Make the Sauce

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin

Ready for the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin
A Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin

In the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin

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Cranberry Apple Pork Loin

140 Degrees (60c) Time to Pull It

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin
A Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Cooking Directions: Cranberry Apple Pork Loin

Generously sprinkle all sides of pork loin with Swimmin’ in Smoke Booty Shake. In medium saucepot simmer all sauce ingredients until reduced, about 5 minutes. Place pork in lightly greased roasting pan. Patti likes lining pan with foil for easy clean up. Surround pork with apples and onions. Pour on sauce. Now you’re ready for the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven for 60 minutes at 350 degrees (177c).

When the meat reaches an internal temperature around 140 degrees (60c) pull it off, cover it and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. U.S.D.A. safe is 145 degrees (64c). Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 5 to 10 degrees after you pull it off the grill. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin
A Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Cooking In the Oven:

We have been getting requests for recipe conversions for the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven. I tell folks all the time that cooking on a Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker is just as easy as cooking in your oven. Just about anyone can do it and do it well. Think about it. You set your control knob to the temp you want, put your meat in and leave it for a set time. It is the same thing, time and temperature is what it is all about. The Grill is just like your oven except it uses wood pellets and has wheels. I did for 60 minutes at 350 degrees (177c).

Note: The Pacific Living Outdoor Oven also has a smoke box.

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin

Lookin’ Good

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin
A Pacific Living Outdoor Oven

Cranberry Apple Pork Loin

Let’s Eat!!!

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

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Ken & Patti

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