I altered this recipe from an online version about a year ago, but no longer remember where I found the original idea. 😦
Caramelized Pork Loin Roast
1 boneless pork-loin (3-5 lbs)
3 apples, diced (Apples with a bit of tartness work well)
1 stick butter
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
Cinnamon to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 ½ cups apple cider (or hard cider)
In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add brown sugar and cinnamon and cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat until sugar is melted. Add diced apples, tossing to coat. Cook apples for 3 minutes, without stirring, to caramelize. Turn apples and cook for 3 more minutes on other side. Let cool.
Meanwhile, cut the pork loin down the middle, lengthwise – but don’t cut clear through. With meat mallet, flatten both sides. Place in a large, greased, glass baking dish. With fork, poke multiple holes in pork loin to allow juice into the meat. Pour the apple mixture over the pork loin. Salt and pepper the pork loin to taste. Pour apple cider over everything, lifting pork loin to allow cider underneath as well.
Bake, uncovered, in 375 oven for 1 ½ hrs or until meat thermometer registers 155 in the center.