Spicy Walnut Apple Butter Pork Loin

serves 12
3 lb pork loin
1 cup apple butter
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 350°.

Sprinkle pork loin with salt and pepper.  In a large skillet over high heat, drizzle olive oil and allow to warm.  Then brown all 6 sides of pork loin (to get the ends I had to hold the pork with tongs).  Remove from pan and set in baking dish to rest while you prepare glaze.

In a medium sized bowl, combine apple butter, walnuts and cayenne pepper.  Apply apple butter mixture to the whole pork loin each side, top, bottom and front and back!

Bake for 50-80 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°.  Mine took about 70 minutes!


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