Pork is such a light and delicious lean meat to serve up if you want to plan a healthy dinner recipe. And with this tasty apricot glaze, the flavor is perfectly enhanced without adding a lot of extra calories. The key ingredient in this dish is the espresso, which gives a nice edge to the pork and balances out the sweetness of the apricot. And each serving is just 5 Points! Try serving with a low calorie salad or some roasted vegetables recipes to fill up your plate and your tummy, but not your Weight Watchers Points balance. Enjoy!

Apricot Glazed Roast Pork Loin Recipe

A quick and easy weight watchers dinner idea, this low calorie pork recipe is a real treat. Light and flavorful, and just 5 Points per serving. Pair it with a low calorie side dish recipe or some roasted vegetables for a healthy meal idea.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless pork loin, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup reduced sugar apricot preserves
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Tie kitchen string around pork in two or three places so it doesn’t flatten while roasting. Rub salt and pepper all over the pork.
  3. Place the pork in the prepared pan. Roast pork, turning once, for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine apricot preserves, espresso powder, mustard, Worcestershire, garlic, nutmeg and cloves in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, and then remove from heat.
  5. After the pork has cooked for about 20 minutes, brush all over with ½ of the glaze. (Leave the remaining glaze in the pan.) Continue roasting until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle of the meat registers 140°F, about 15-20 minutes more. Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, add broth to the remaining glaze in the pan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer until thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove the string and slice the pork into 6 even slices. Serve with the sauce.

Cooking time (duration): 55

Diet (other): Low calorie, Reduced fat, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 6

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: USA (Traditional)

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 slice of pork with sauce
Each serving = 5 Points

PER SERVING: 213 calories; 7 g fat; 13 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 0 g fiber

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