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Apple Cider Pork Loin Roast with Apple Cider Chutney

This dinner screams fall and will have your family licking their plates clean. Fair warning, this is not exactly a "fast" meal, but it is so simple and will make your home smell like you have a professional chef in the kitchen. And, although this dish takes some time to cook, the prep for this dish is almost zero, and it can be cooking at home while you are busy running kids to activities.

To make this dinner beyond simple and allow it to be a weeknight meal, I like to cook the pork loin roast in my slow cooker but, if you don't have a slow cooker, you can most definitely follow the directions on the package and roast it in the oven! (My slow cooker's "pot" can go directly on my stovetop, but if yours can not, just do the first step in a separate heavy bottom pan and transfer it to your slow cooker.) I start by letting the roast rest for about 20 minutes and come to room temperature. Then, I heat a tablespoon of avocado oil in the bottom of my slow cooker insert over medium to high heat on my stovetop. Once the oil is hot, I remove the cinnamon stick and cloves from the top of the roast and save them in a bowl. Next, I sear the roast on each side until golden brown. Then I place the cinnamon stick and cloves back on the roast and gently pour spiced apple cider around the edges of the roast until it reaches about a quarter of the way up on the roast. I place the slow cooker insert back in the slow cooker and program it to cook on high for two hours. (I prefer the slow cooker method as I can plan this meal for an evening that I can quickly get the roast cooking right before taking my kids to practices and know that it will be cooking while all the activities are taking place.)

Once the roast is finished cooking, take it out of the pot and place it on a cutting board and let it rest for at least 10 minutes. While it is resting, it is time to make the fastest chutney ever. Scoop out 1/4 cup of TJs Apple Cider Fruit Spread and place it in a small saucepan. Next, pour in two teaspoons of rice vinegar and sprinkle red pepper flakes in to your taste. Then, heat the chutney ingredients until warm and thoroughly combined.

Finally, slice your pork roast into thin slices and plate them with a drizzle of your Apple Cider Chutney. This dinner is sweet and savory and goes beautifully with some steamed broccolini!! Enjoy!!

Apple Cider Pork Loin Roast with Apple Cider Chutney

1 Trader Joe's Apple Cider Pork Loin Roast

1 Tablespoon Avocado Oil

1-2 cups of Trader Joes Apple Cider

1/4 cup Apple Cider Fruit Spread

2 teaspoons Rice Vinegar

Red Pepper Flakes to your tastes

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