This dinner is kid-friendly for weeknights but pretty enough for adults-only company. 

Julie Grimes
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Credit: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

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40 mins
1 hr 20 mins
Makes 4 servings


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  • Preheat oven to 425°. Sauté apples in 3 Tbsp. melted butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Stir in zest, juice, sugar, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 40 minutes or until apples are tender. Meanwhile, brush pork with oil. Stir together cumin, next 2 ingredients, and remaining salt; rub over pork. Place pork in a roasting pan. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes. Whisk together honey and 1 Tbsp. melted butter; brush half of mixture over pork, and bake 1 minute. Turn pork, and brush with remaining honey mixture. Bake 2 more minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 145°. Let stand 5 minutes. Mash apple mixture to desired consistency, and serve with pork.