Baker’s Bacon Bacon Braided Pork Loin

Braids are trending this holiday season and we aren’t just talking about your hair do. Baker’s Bacon Bacon Braid is the best way to add flavor and seal in the moisture to your feast’s star of the show. This time we went with Pork Loin but this will also work for your whole chicken, turkey or even duck!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 12 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Brine:

  • 6 cups cold water
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 rd cup salt
  • 1/3 rd cup brown sugar
  • 1 orange chopped
  • 1 knob ginger diced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 cloves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 10 all slice berries whole

Cider Glazed Apple, Onion and Cranberry Chutney

  • 2 ea granny smith apples peeled and diced
  • 1 in knob ginger
  • 2 white onions sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 can hard cider
  • 2 tsp salt

Pork Loin

  • 1 # Double Smoked Baker’s Bacon
  • 3 # Pork Loin

Instructions
 

Instructions

    Brine: Combine all ingredients except water , in a pot, bring to a boil to dissolve sugar and salt. Once dissolved, add water and cool in fridge. *Adding the cold water will help bring the temperature down faster.

    • When cool, add pork loin in, we recommend in a large Tupperware, pot or anything you have so the pork is fully submerged in the brine. Leave overnight.

    Chutney

    • Cook the onions on high until they begin to caramelize. Then add apples, garlic, cranberries and ginger. *If at any point you feel that it might burn just add a splash of the hard cider to deglaze the pan.
    • Once caramelized, add the salt, bay leaf, and ½ can / bottle of the hard cider and cook down to a sec (almost dry) Season to taste.

    Baker’s Bacon Braided Pork Loin

    • Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Once the pork loin has brined overnight, take out and dry well. Take the chutney and spread generously across the top. Then take the bacon braid * See video on how to make or can be purchased on bakersbacon.com and wrap around the pork loin. Place the seam down on the roasted pan. We recommend using a roasting rack.
    • Roast at 300 degrees for 45 mins – 1 hour or until the internal temperature has hit 130 degrees.
    • Crank the oven up to 400 degrees and finish cooking until 150 degrees and the braid is crispy. Let rest for 10 mins with a loose foil sheet over the top , this will cause carry over cooking to 160 degrees.
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