Six ingredients! That’s all it takes to make this ever-so-moist pork loin roast, and the sweet plum glaze is absolutely incredible. One of the prettiest—and definitely one of the tastiest pork roast recipes on the internet! Make this for guests, or enjoy it for a simple dinner for two and indulge with leftovers. That’s if you don’t eat it all the first night because you’ll be tempted to!
Plums are in season, and I am soo thankful! Our six year old is a fruit connoisseur, and I don’t believe he’s ever met a fruit he didn’t like. He will eat fresh fruit until he’s sick if we let him. When I launched the “shop my pantry” portion of my website and started creating recipes with some of my jams, Bennett wasn’t quite sure what to think.
For this recipe, I used my spiced plum jam and sliced a couple of fresh plums to really lock in the flavor. Bennett looked at it and admired how pretty it looked and questioned my decision-making abilities about serving him cooked fruit. Haha! But, he’s a trooper and he tried it anyways, and after the first bite, he told me I had to make it for him again. Win-win!!
It’s too good to believe it’s as easy as it is to make. I used kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and fresh thyme leaves to liberally coat all of the meat.
Then, I browned all sides on high in a cast iron skillet with a little olive oil, which gave the pork loin roast a beautiful crust all the way around. Before placing it in the oven, I topped it with my spiced plum jam and some fresh plum slices.
Then, I baked it for 30 minutes on 425 degrees. When I pulled it out of the oven, I topped it with a little dab of thyme compound butter and let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing it, and it was perfect!
2 1/2-3 pound pork loin roast
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
2 plums sliced
1 jar spiced plum jam
thyme compound butter (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Cover all sides of pork loin roast with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and fresh thyme leaves.
Slice two plums into sixths.
Place cast iron skillet on stove over high heat with a little olive oil.
Once pan is heated, brown all sides of pork loin roast. Two minutes each side will give the meat a nice, brown crust.
Remove skillet from heat; top with spiced plum jam, fresh plum slices and more fresh thyme leaves.
Place skillet in preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until juices run clear (a small amount of a light pink color in the center is perfectly acceptable).
Remove from oven and let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing. Add a dab of butter (or thyme compound butter, if you have it).