Dutch Oven Baked Pork Loin with Jam and Spices recipe. Pork loin topped in jam and lots of spices and then baked to perfection while surrounded by baked fruit and veggies.

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I have been making a version of this Dutch Oven Baked Pork Loin with Jam and Spices for months now!

Not only does it come out perfect every time… tender, sweet and perfectly spiced… but it is incredibly versatile and can be made with various sides.

It’s also naturally Paleo, Whole30, Gluten-free, and Dairy-free!

When I say that this recipe is versatile, I mean that this can be made in several ways.

The pork is always made the same, but what it is surrounded by can change based on what you have on hand or the season.

For example, you can make this with apples or pears. Or with mushrooms or carrots. It’s delicious any which way.

You can also use the jam flavor of your choice. I love berry jams here, but I also love using peach or apricot jam, especially in the summer. Yum!

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Ingredients needed to make this baked pork loin recipe:

  • pork loin
  • mushrooms or carrots ( or both )
  • pears or apples
  • sugar-free jam
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • rubbed sage
  • thyme
  • oregano
  • rosemary
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil

If you noticed, I have an either/ or situation listed in the ingredient list.

You can use apples or pears. ( Or 1 of each )

You can use mushrooms or carrots ( or 1/2 and 1/2 ).

This recipe really works with so many different options. It’s delicious each way that I have made it.

I love that you can make it with whatever ingredients that you have on hand. That always makes things easier.

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How to make it:

Step 1: To start off, you’ll need to mix all of the spices together in a bowl. This includes the onion powder, garlic powder, rubbed sage, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried rosemary, salt and pepper.

Step 2: Then, you put your pork loin in the middle of the dutch oven. Surround it by diced pears or apples and sliced carrots or mushrooms.

Step 3: Cover the pork loin in a layer of jam.

I personally like the St. Dalfour brand because it doesn’t have added sugar in it.

After that, you cover the jam in the mixed spices and pat it down with the back of a spoon. If you can, try to cover the sides of the pork with it as well.

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Step 4: Sprinkle some olive oil on top of the fruit and veggies surrounding the pork loin and mix.

Step 5: Bake!

Note: if the pork loin is done, and you are cooking carrots and they aren’t as cooked through as you want, remove the baked pork loin from the pan and continue cooking the carrots until they are cooked through.

Mix all of the fruits and veggies together to get them nice in coated in the juice.

Then, I like to cover the pork in the juices as well. It’s all just delicious!

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Other healthy pork recipes you may enjoy:

This Baked Pork Chops recipe from Wholesome Yum looks delicious! This recipe teaches you how to make the perfect pork chops.

This Diced Apple Slow Cooker Pulled Pork is SO good. All you do is put everything into a slow cooker and a yummy apple laced pulled pork is at your finger tips.

This Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Figs, Apples, and Carrots recipe is great. It has sweet yet earthy flavors and comes together easily.

I love this Paleo Tomato Maple Pulled Pork. Maple syrup and tomato flavors work perfectly together in pulled pork.

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Dutch Oven Baked Pork Loin with Jam and Spices

Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Pork loin topped in jam and lots of spices and then baked to perfection while surrounded by baked fruit and veggies.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs pork loin
  • 10 ounces sliced baby bella mushrooms, or 2 cups carrots sliced thin
  • 2 ripe pears or apples, diced
  • 2 Tbs sugar-free jam, ( I like using berry jams here )
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbs olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Mix all spices together in a small bowl.
  • Grease bottom of a dutch oven, put pork loin in it. Put mushrooms or carrots and pears or apples around the pork loin. Cover the pork loin in jam ( evenly spread it), and then top the pork loin in the spice mixture, press the spices into the jam with back of a spoon.
  • Sprinkle the mushrooms/ carrots and pears with 3 Tbs of olive oil and mix.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, mix fruit and veggies half way through cooking. Spoon juices on top of pork loin.
  • Note: if carrots and pear/ apple aren’t cooked, take the pork loin out of the pan, and put the fruits and veggies back into oven until desired texture.

Notes

You can use apples or pears. ( or 1 of each )
You can use mushrooms or carrots ( or 1/2 and 1/2 ).
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked pork loin