Cedar Lane Comfort Food: Easy Brown Sugar and Dijon Glazed Pork Loin

This mouth-watering, easy to make pork loin from rockrecipes.com will be the star of any Sunday dinner!
Brown Sugar and Glazed Pork Loin
There is not specified a cooking time here because roasting time will depend on the size of the roast you are cooking. In general, 20 minutes per pound is a good guideline, however, always use a meat thermometer to check that pork is properly cooked.
NOTE: This roast was cooked to 160 degrees which is about right for well done. The US Dept of Agriculture revised the safe cooking temperature of pork loin to 145 degrees a couple of years ago but at that temperature the meat will still be a little pink which is perfectly fine but many people will not prefer it pink.

 

Easy Brown Sugar and Dijon Glazed Pork Loin

 

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Recipe by: Barry C. Parsons / rockrecipes.com

 

Ingredients
  • one 3-5 pound center loin pork roast
  • whole grain Dijon mustard
  • brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to season

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Directions

 

  1. Trim the fat from the roast, leaving only a quarter inch of fat on top at the most.
  2. Season the pork loin with salt and pepper and open roast the pork on a rack in a 425 degree F oven for ½ hour.
  3. Brush the entire surface of the roast with a large grain dijon mustard, then press brown sugar into the mustard, all over the roast.
  4. Return the roast to the oven, reduce the heat to 375 degrees F. Continue to roast until the internal temperature of the roast hits between 145 to 160 degrees F on a meat thermometer.
  5. Baste the roast in the drippings/sauce several times during the cooking time.
  6. Let the roast rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.