Ingredients

How to make it

  • Brine pork:
  • Combine all brining ingredients except pork loin in a 3- to 4-quart saucepan and heat over high heat, stirring, until salt is dissolved. Pour brine into a deep 4- to 5-quart pot; cool to room temperature, uncovered, about 2 hours.
  • Add pork to brine, making sure it is completely covered by brine, and marinate, covered and chilled, 8 to 24 hours. (8 hours is good - 24 hours of brining is even better)
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  • NOTE: I like to use my rack in the roasting pan for this recipe, so the bacon browns somewhat on the bottom of the roast. If you don't have a rack, see if a small cooling rack you have will fit inside your larger roasting pan instead. If you have neither, it will still work - just don't expect the bottom bacon (the tucked under the loin part) to get brown. The bacon will certainly cook, it just won't brown.
  • Roast pork:
  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Pat pork dry (discard brine) and remove any strings, then transfer to a roasting pan.
  • Stir together garlic, sage, and 1 tablespoon syrup in a small bowl and rub all over pork.
  • Lay bacon slices crosswise over loin, overlapping slightly, and tuck ends of bacon underneath loin.
  • Roast pork until thermometer registers 140°F, about 1 1/4 hours.
  • Stir together 1 tablespoon syrup and vinegar until combined. Brush vinegar mixture carefully over bacon slices and continue to roast pork until thermometer registers 150°F, about 10 minutes more.
  • Remove from oven and let stand in pan 15 minutes.
  • Transfer roast to a cutting board with a lip, reserving juices in pan, and let roast stand, uncovered, while making sauce.
  • Skim fat from pan juices and discard, then transfer jus to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  • Stir together cornstarch and water and whisk into jus. Simmer, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and stir in remaining tablespoon syrup.
  • Serve pork with sauce.
  • Makes 6-8 delicious portions.

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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    P. S. flagged as beautiful!!!
    Looks yummy and I bet it smells yummy while roasting.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I love the maple syrup and fresh herbs in this brine. The additional bacon and basting liquid which should render a smoky quality that I love also.
    Love the way you use all that good stuff for the sauce too great to sop up with crusty bread.
    Five forks and a great big smile :)
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    " It was excellent "
    theiris ate it and said...
    This was wonderful, a definate keeper! Thanks again,
    Mare
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    " It was excellent "
    pudgy47 ate it and said...
    Great recipe, Full of flavor. Will make again
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    " It was excellent "
    possumqueen ate it and said...
    Alright.... I made a version of this yesterday - I totally deviated from the recipe and made one kick-butt smoked pork loin. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  • barngoddess 6 years ago
    Another great sounding recipe--may tru this next weekend for a group of friends. Sure sounds awesome!! Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    possumqueen ate it and said...
    Wow!

    I bet this would out of this world if I smoked it!
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    " It was excellent "
    wolfpackjack ate it and said...
    Nice post Vickie.... wolf loves pork loin, bacon and real maple syrup... got my vote... thanks for the post...dave
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    " It was excellent "
    cheryilyn ate it and said...
    Wonderful post.
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  • jenniferbyrdez 6 years ago
    Fantastic. I'm there too. Thank you so much.
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  • chefmal 6 years ago
    *Droooooool*
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    " It was excellent "
    kimmer ate it and said...
    Sounds absolutely wonderful! Like I say many times on this site, What time is dinner! I'm there. Your sides you serve with this sound like they really put this meal together! Great post.
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Excellent recipe! I am a pork lover, and cook pork quite often! Bacon does a miraculous "thing" with a pork loin. Wonderful.
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