½ tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. ground ginger

1/8 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. cornstarch


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Peel garlic cloves and cut into small pieces.  With the tip of a sharp knife make slits in the pork loin.  Stick     the garlic pieces into the slits. 

3. In a small bowl mix the pepper, Mrs. Dash seasoning, and dried thyme.  Rub the mixture over the pork loin.

4. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, add the oil then sear the meat on all sides until browned, about 5-8 minutes.

5. Place pork loin in a roasting pan and cook for 1 hour or until the thermometer reads at least 145 degrees.

6. Remove roast from pan.  Let roast sit for 10 minutes.

For the sauce:  In a small bowl mix the apple cider with the cornstarch.   Add the onion to the sauté pan that was used to brown the pork and cook for 2 minutes until slightly browned.  Add the apple cider mixture, cranberries, and spices to the pan and simmer, stirring for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens and the cranberries begin to split.  Serve with the sliced roast pork.

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories:  168                                      Carbohydrates: 9 g

Total Fat:  7 g                                      Cholesterol: 73 mg

Saturated Fat: 1 g                               Dietary Fiber: 0 g

Sodium:   62 mg                                  Protein:  23 g


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