Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Maple Glazed Pork Loin Roast Recipe

Maple Glazed Pork Loin Roast Recipe

We are so fortunate here in the Mid-Ohio Valley to have a diverse group of artisan food makers, and if you take the short drive from Parkersburg to Friendly, WV, you will find Cedar RunFarms, ran by Bill and Debbie Metz and family.  The Metz’s have lived in Friendly for over 20 years and began making their quality maple syrup, 5 years ago, literally in their backyard.  I discovered their syrup in the West Virginia Foods and Things store located in our Point Park Marketplace, and as soon as I saw it, I knew this syrup would make the perfect glaze for a beautiful pork loin  I had purchased from Foggy Dale Farms, located in the marketplace as well.  

This recipe is quite literally one of the most delicious things I have ever made and I can't wait to share it with you.  So without further delay I give my Maple Glazed Pork Loin Roast Recipe! 

Let's get started!

Maple Glazed Pork Loin Roast:
*Prep Time:  10 min.  *Cook Time:  45-50 min.  *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings:  4-6


For the Pork
  • 1 3lb. Pork Loin Roast
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 tbsp.  Vegetable Oil

For Glaze
  • ¼ c. Maple Syrup
  • ¼ c. Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp. Smoked Paprika
To begin you will need to preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  

Next, place an oven-proof skillet over a high heat.
Allow the skillet to get SMOKING hot.

While this is happening you will want to pat the pork loin dry and "truss" it.
That simply means take some kitchen twin and tie it off in segments.
This step is not necessary, but it will help the roast keep its lovely cylinder shape.

Now you can LIBERALLY season the pork with salt

And pepper on all sides.

I like to add a couple tablespoons of butter to the hot skillet for flavor.
It also helps the pork get that brown color we all love.

Once the skillet it smoking hot place the pork loin in it, skin side down.
You will want to allow it time to get nice and brown, 3-5 minutes.

Once the skin side has gotten nice and brown flip the roast and allow it to brown on the other side.
Continue this on the ends as well.  Remember...brown food is good!  ;)

Now you will want to place the skillet and roast in the oven for 45-50 minutes, until the internal temperature is 160 degrees.

While the pork loin roast is in the oven, combine the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper into a mixing bowl and whisk together.

After 45 minutes remove the roast from the oven and brush with the glaze.

Return to the oven and cook for anther 15 minutes.
(I had also picked up some carrots at the market.  I threw them in with the roast at the 30 min. mark to cook along with it.)

After 15 minutes remove from the oven, cover with foil, and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes.

Maple Glazed Pork Loin Roast Recipe

And there you have it!

Look and that sweet, sticky maple glaze. Not only is it sweet, but because of the paprika, mustard, and various other seasonings it has the perfect balance of smoke, tang, and spice.

Maple Glazed Pork Loin Roast Recipe

And take a look at the inside!  perfectly tender, juicy, and succulent.  This Maple Glazed Pork Loin Recipe is sure to be a show stopper on ANY table, for any occasion so get in the kitchen and make it TONIGHT!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~


  1. Great recipe, thank you!

  2. My husband was born in Morgantown, WV and raised in Moundsville. He has family throughout that beautiful state.