Well, I’m positive for Strep and have to be on antibiotics for 24 hours. I just started them so I won’t be there tonight or tomorrow, but I will leave the door unlocked at 4 today and will lock it at 530 unless someone wants to come in at that time. If you want to work out tomorrow morning let me know and I’ll meet you at 430 or 530 tonight with a key. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and All That Jazz!!

Brown Sugar Dijon Glazed Pork Loin with Carrots, Apples and Sweet Potatoes

This brown sugar Dijon mustard glazed pork loin with carrots, apples and sweet potatoes is an excellent choice for a Sunday dinner or a holiday meal. Carrots and potatoes are caramelized in brown sugar and so is the top of the roast, generously coated with Dijon mustard and dark brown sugar.
 Prep Time 15 minutes
 Cook Time 1 hour
 Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
 Servings 8 Servings



  • 3 lb. pork loin
  • 1 lb carrots cut in strips
  • 2 granny smith apples (optional) peeled, cored and sliced thickly
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar (such as Wholesome Dark Brown Sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped, for decoration)


1.                   Cut carrots and sweet potatoes lengthwise. Add them to the bowl, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and mix well.

2.                   Slice peeled apples – but place them in a different bowl to be added later (optional step).

3.                   Place pork loin with fat layer on top in the middle of the baking sheet. Surround it with oiled up carrots and sweet potatoes. Do not add brown sugar or apples yet. My picture shows apples, but I took them out of the pan and added them after 30 minutes in the oven.

4.                   Season the pork loin and vegetables with spices evenly: 1 teaspoon sea salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)

5.                   Generously brush the entire surface of the pork loin (except bottom) with Dijon mustard – 3 tablespoons. If your pork loin is smaller, use less.

6.                   Press ½ cup of dark brown sugar into the mustard, all over the roast.

7.                   Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook at 375 degrees F. Take it out after 30 minutes and sprinkle the veggies with ⅓ cup of brown sugar.

8.                   Adding apples (optional step): Add sliced apples at this point.

9.                   Return the roast to the oven and continue cooking for about 20-30 more minutes or until the internal temperature hits between 145 (pink roast) to 155 degrees F (white roast) on a meat thermometer. The total cooking time for the roast of this size ends up being 50 minutes to 1 hour and that does not include resting time of 10 minutes! See below.

10.               Important! Keep in mind that large cuts like this pork loin increase in temperature approximately 10° F. while resting. Which means that if you are aiming for 160 F, remove them from the heat at 150° F. followed by a 10 minute rest.

11.               Let the roast rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving. Once again, remove it prior to desired target temperature to avoid the pork drying out. 

12.               The pork will continue “cooking” while resting. This will also allow the juices in the meat to settle down and stay in the meat when you slice it.


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 10g | SaturatedFat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 501mg | Potassium: 965mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 14085IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.6mg


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