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Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples

This Roasted Pork with Rosemary Brown Sugar Squash and Apples is a perfect fall meal!  The combination of the roasted pork with the rosemary, brown sugar, squash and herbs is amazing.

A few weeks ago, after devouring the Roasted Brown Sugar & Rosemary Squash Wedges at dinner one night, I thought how wonderful this dish would be served alongside roasted pork.  Then I took it one step further and decided it would be out of this world delicious if the two were roasted in the same dish.  And oh my, were they ever.

I love one dish dinners.  There is something so satisfying about being able to make a complete meal in the oven with one dish.  It’s such a simple and great way to make dinner.  Just put in a bit of time for prep, throw it in the oven, and a little time later, dinner is served!

Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples {A Pretty Life}

When I made this for dinner, it was devoured in total silence.  The combination of the roasted pork with the rosemary, brown sugar, squash and herbs is amazing.  You have to have a little piece of everything in each bite…the flavours just work so well together.

Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples {A Pretty Life}

It’s a keeper friends…put this recipe in your back pocket for later!  Or don’t wait…make it for dinner this weekend.  Wow some friends with it.  The dish is so pretty and flavourful, they’ll think you spent hours in the kitchen!  SO good!

Herb Roasted Pork, Butternut Squash & Apples

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Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Total Time: 120 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 servings 1x

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This Roasted Pork with Rosemary Brown Sugar Squash and Apples is a perfect fall meal!  The combination of the roasted pork with the rosemary, brown sugar, squash and herbs is amazing.


Ingredients

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  • 12.5 to 3 lb pork loin roast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper (be generous with these!)
  • 1/2 butternut squash (peeled and cut into chunks, or more if you like)
  • 2 apples (cored and cut into chunks)
  • 1 large onion (cut into chunks)
  • 1/4 cup salted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp sprigs fresh rosemary (minced)
  • 2 tbsp sprigs fresh thyme (minced)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a skillet, heat up the tablespoon of olive oil, until very hot.
  3. Add the pork to the skillet (be careful as it will spit), generously season with the salt & pepper, and sear all sides. You do not want to cook the pork, just sear it so the juices are sealed in.
  4. Once the pork is seared, transfer it to a 9×13 baking dish, placing it in the centre of the dish.
  5. Around the pork, sprinkle the squash, apples and onions.
  6. Then evenly sprinkle on the brown sugar and herbs.
  7. Then evenly sprinkle on the melted butter.
  8. Cut up your apples into about 2 inch chunks. (I don’t peel mine.)
  9. Place the dish in the oven and bake. Roast until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 150-155 degrees. Depending on your oven, this can be about 11/2 to 2 hours.
  10. Once the optimal internal temperature is reached, remove the roast from your oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes. The internal temperature will continue to rise about 5 degrees once outside of the oven.
  11. Slice and serve with your roasted vegetables.

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This dish is actually just a twist on my Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Pork that I made a couple of years ago.  That dish is to die for too, and makes a regular appearance on our table.  Now this Roasted Pork with Brown Sugar & Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples recipe will be a regular too!  (Whoa…say that 10 times fast!)

I hope you try this recipe and love it!

Have a delicious day!
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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca
    November 13, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    This looks so good, have to try it!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna
      November 15, 2013 at 9:39 PM

      Ooooh, I hope you do! Yum!

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    Tara @ Suburble
    November 14, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    This looks beautiful, Jo-Anna! I’m terrible at cooking pork – and I cannot figure out why – I’ll give this dish a try. Maybe it will be the recipe that changes my luck!

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      Jo-Anna
      November 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      Thanks Tara! You can totally make this….I just know it!

      P.S. Thanks so much for steering me in the direction of this commenting plug-in! It’s da bomb!!

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    bj
    November 17, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    Looks beautiful and very tasty…
    Came by to link for your Sunday party….will try to get back by.:)

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    farmerswife518
    December 10, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    I found you on pinterest (cherry icebox cookies) but wound up making this instead!! Delish!!!!!!! The cookies are next…thank you!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna
      December 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

      Fantastic! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

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    Jamie
    September 21, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    That looks delicious and easy to make…my favorite!! Pinned it to try one night. Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty!!

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    Linda
    September 23, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Looks great. Pinned also. Linda @Crafts a la mode

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    Cynthia
    September 14, 2016 at 7:43 AM

    I find butternut squash hard to peel and cut through – does anyone else have that issue?

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      Jo-Anna@APrettyLife
      September 15, 2016 at 1:07 PM

      It is tough, but the results are worth it! 😉

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      Lisa
      April 2, 2017 at 5:10 PM

      I love frozen butternut squash.

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      Ryan
      October 9, 2020 at 2:58 PM

      Cut off the ends of the squash, poke the outside of the squash all around with a fork, and microwave on high for 2 minutes. It will not cook the squash but make it peel much more easily.

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    Ryan
    October 10, 2020 at 4:44 PM

    5 stars
    I made this recipe exactly as directed. Perfect! It came out visually as a lively fall meal with beautiful color and tasteful. The caramelization from the brown sugar added a nice juxtaposition to the savory squash and pork.

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    Linda Stone
    November 2, 2020 at 6:38 PM

    This was terrific!
    I didn’t have fresh rosemary (my family isn’t a fan) so I used dried Italian seasoning with the fresh thyme. I also rubbed the roast with garlic powder along with the S&P. My last tweak was to pour about a 1/2 cup of white wine over the vegetables before baking, and it made a lovely “jus” with the meat and veggie juices to spoon over the pork. I served it with egg noodles and a green salad.
    Finally, I’m glad I checked it after 55 minutes. (the weight was 2.55 lbs). It was still pink inside but the meat was cooked through. After 15 minutes’ rest it was perfect. My 23 year old son had 3 helpings!

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      Jo-Anna Rooney
      November 2, 2020 at 10:42 PM

      I’m so happy to hear this Linda! Sounds like a wonderful dinner!

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