Michigan applesauce is wonderful for this Pork loin with dijon and a little Marsala wine merinade. Break out the barbeque grill because summer grilling is recommended.

Applesauce Dijon Pork loin, Chops

1, 6-8# pork loin (cut into 1/2" chops or leave whole)

Merinade:
2 c. applesauce
1/4 c. dijon mustard
1/4 c. brown sugar
8 oz. apple juice
2 tsp soy sauce
4 oz. marsala wine

Chops version:
Mix merinade together well. Place pork into a large roasting pan for merinading. Pour merinade over pork and let stand for a couple hours or overnight. Remove pork and place on hot bbq grill. Brown on each side and add more merinade while grilling. May also be done in 350* oven for about 20-30 minutes.


Whole pork loin version:

Cut valley down middle of pork loin and fill with merinade along with brushing outside of loin as well. after merinading for several hours, place on grill covered and turn every ten minutes or so, continue to add more merinade. after pork juice runs clear, middle should be cooked. May also be done in oven at 350* for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

May be served with any side dish, salad or hot vegetables.