Maple Mustard Pork Roast is an easy roast pork recipe with a delicious maple mustard glaze. This delicious pork loin roast is tender, juicy and perfect every time.
If you're looking for an easy weeknight dinner, you'll love this delicious maple mustard pork roast! You only need six ingredients and minimal prep work to make this easy dinner, but the end result is amazing! Seriously, it's our new favorite pork roast recipe, and it's perfect for fall.
So, this is basically your average pork loin roast, except that it cooks in a glaze made with maple syrup, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce and onions. The ingredients are simple, but wow, they get the job done! In the end, you get a pork roast that's a little sweet, a little savory and incredibly delicious.
This is my mom's recipe for roast pork with maple and mustard glaze. It was actually written on a deposit slip, which is a little unusual, but hey, whatever works, right?
You should be able to find these simple ingredients in your local grocery store. Full amounts are listed in the printable recipe card below.
- Pork loin roast -- NOT pork tenderloin
- Maple syrup -- Look for real pure maple syrup for best results.
- Dijon mustard
- Soy sauce -- I use low sodium or less sodium soy sauce.
- Apple cider vinegar -- balances the sweetness of the syrup and helps tenderize the pork. You can sub apple cider, apple juice or white wine for a similar flavor.
- Minced onions -- dried minced onions for extra flavor
How to Make Roast Pork with Maple and Mustard Glaze
First, spray a baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Pat the roast dry using clean paper towel, and place the roast with fat side up in the prepared pan.
Whisk the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
Pour the maple mustard mixture over the roast. Then, sprinkle the onion flakes on top of the pork roast.
You can drizzle a little more sauce over the roast before baking.
How Long to Bake a Pork Roast at 350
The general rule of thumb is to cook a pork roast in the oven for 25 minutes per pound. So, a 3 pound pork roast takes about 75 minutes.
The amount of time may vary with individual ovens and size of the roast. So test the internal temperature with a meat thermometer or instant-read thermometer in the thickest part of the roast after about 1 hour. Pork is done when the temperature is 145 degrees f.
Allow the roast to rest for about 5-10 minutes before slicing on a cutting board to let the juices redistribute.
Can I Make this in a Slow Cooker?
The first time I made this maple mustard pork loin recipe, I used the slow cooker. But, as much as I love to make pork roast in the Crock-Pot, I think roasting it in the oven works better for this particular recipe since it helps form the glaze and the roast will be a gorgeous golden brown color.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Refrigerate leftover roast pork in an airtight container for 3-4 days. You can also freeze individual slices in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months for best results. Reheat slices in the microwave or larger portions in a warm oven.
Be sure you are using a pork loin roast and not a pork tenderloin. These are completely different cuts of meat. Tenderloins are much thinner and cook faster.
Don't trim the fat cap unless it is super thick. The fat is what keeps the roast pork juicy during the cooking process.
Baste the roast with the pan juices a couple of times during the cooking process to help the glaze form a nice crust on the meat.
You do not need to cover the roast unless it is getting too dark before it is done. You can tent it lightly with aluminum foil, but remove the foil before it is done to really set the glaze.
If the roast is done, and you aren't ready to eat, you can slice the pork roast and let the pork slices just simmer in those delicious juices covered on low heat until we're ready to eat. This really locks in the flavor and keeps the meat extra tender and juicy.
More Easy Pork Recipes
If you love this pork recipe, try my One Sheet Pan Maple Dijon Pork Chops -- also perfect for fall. You may also enjoy my Crock-Pot Pork Roast with Apples and Onions or my Crock-Pot Garlic Rosemary Pork Roast. Find even more easy pork recipes your family will love!
Maple Mustard Pork Roast
- Preheat oven to 350 ℉
- Grease a large baking dish with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the maple syrup, mustard, cider vinegar and soy sauce, and whisk until combined
- Pat roast dry with paper towels. Place pork roast, fat side up, in prepared baking dish
- Pour maple mustard sauce over pork roast
- Sprinkle minced onions over roast, and drizzle a little sauce over onions
- Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, basting with sauce once or twice during cooking process, or until internal temperature is 145 ℉ according to a meat thermometer
- Remove from oven, cover and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
My family absolutely loves this easy maple Dijon pork roast! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
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Recipe published first in 2017 and updated in 2023.