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Spiced rack of pork with apples
Spiced rack of pork with apples

Spiced rack of pork with apples

Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 to 6


  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) mustard seeds
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) homemade or store-bought applesauce
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) Dijon à l'Ancienne mustard
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) chopped fresh rosemary
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) oil
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) butter
  • 1 rack of pork, about 900 g (2 lb)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large ovenproof skillet, heat the mustard seeds on medium to bring out the flavour.
  2. Leave to cool on a plate.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  4. Coarsely crush the mustard seeds using a mortar and pestle or by pressing down on them with a heavy saucepan.
  5. Mix the mustard seeds with the applesauce, mustard, garlic and rosemary. Set aside.
  6. In the same skillet, heat the oil and butter.
  7. Sear the rack of pork on all sides.
  8. Spread the applesauce mixture over the top of the pork. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Cook in the oven for 80 to 90 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the centre of the meat reads 65°C (150°F).
  10. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before carving between the ribs and serving.
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