Pork Loin with Maple Glaze

Pork Loin with Maple Glaze

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pork loin roast, bone-in, about 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 pounds
  • 1 large clove garlic, halved lengthwise
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 slices bacon, optional
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, dark grade A or grade B
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp spicy brown mustard or gourmet mustard

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°.
  2. Rub the roast all over with the garlic halves; discard the garlic. Place the roast, fat side up, on a rack in a roasting pan; sprinkle with salt and pepper. If there is very little fat on top of the roast, lay 2 slices of bacon across the top (optional).
  3. Roast the pork, uncovered, for about 2 hours.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Brush the glaze over the roast and continue baking for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the roast registers about 155° on a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meatiest part of the roast (not touching bone or fat). Let the roast rest for 10 minutes before slicing.