Smoked Pork Loin with Smoky Applesauce

Smoked Pork Loin with Smoky Applesauce

This recipe is a play on pork chops and apple sauce. Smoking the apples adds a deep rich flavor to this dish. Serve with sauteed green beans or a salad for a complete meal. It’s simple enough to have any day, yet elegant enough for special occasions too.

Ingredients:
  • 1 – 1.5 lb pork loin
  • 1 Tbsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 t white pepper

applesauce

  • 4 apples
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Combine turmeric, cinnamon, salt and white pepper and coat pork loin.
  3. Cut each apple into quarters, then trim the seeds and core from each piece.
  4. Place wood chips into the bottom of your smoker and the put drip pan and
    rack into place. We recommend the Maple chips for this recipe.
  5. Place loin and the apple quarters (skin side down) onto the smoker rack and close lid (or cover with aluminum foil if the loin prevents the cover from closing) and place over medium heat.
  6. Allow the loin to cook for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the smoker from the heat, remove the cover and transfer the apples to a blender. Place the smoker pan with the loin into the oven.
  8. Add the apple juice, cinnamon, honey, brown sugar, and salt to the blender. Blend to desired consistency.
  9. Cook the loin for another 20-30 minutes (until the internal temperature of the loin is 145º).
  10. Remove loin from oven and cover with foil. Allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  11. Slice loin and serve with applesauce.