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Apple Butter Braised Pork Loin

Use a dutch oven to slow roast a pork loin with Musselman’s Fresh Pressed Apple Cider and Apple Butter.

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  • 3 pounds pork loin roast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons bacon fat, or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 cups MUSSELMAN’S® Fresh Pressed Cider
  • ½ cup MUSSELMAN’S® Apple Butter


  1. Step 1
    Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. Step 2
    Pat pork loin dry with paper towels and season all sides with salt and pepper.

  3. Step 3
    Add bacon fat (or vegetable oil) to a braiser or Dutch Oven and place over medium heat. Place seasoned pork loin in the pan.

  4. Step 4
    Scatter onions and garlic around the edges. Cook about 3-5 minutes on each side until golden brown.

  5. Step 5
    In a small bowl combine apple cider and apple butter together. Pour mixture over browned roast and onions.

  6. Step 6
    Cover and place in oven for one hour or until internal temperature has reached at least 145 degrees.

  7. Step 7
    Remove pork loin to a cutting board and allow to rest 15 minutes before slicing.

For shredded pork, continue to cook an additional hour or until meat starts to fall apart.

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