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Mom’s Sunday Pork Roast with apple sauce & 2020 7 Cellars - The Farm Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

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A home cooked meal by mom on a Sunday is truly the ultimate comfort food.

My mother recently traveled to Europe and her last stop was Spain. She brought me back from the coastal town of Malaga, the Spanish version of herbes de Provence, appropriately called hierbas de provincia. It's essentially the same type of dry herbs, with the added goodness of saffron.

(Photo by Mom...Aida Limongi)

Inspired by her home cooking, I wanted to replicate my mom's apple sauce for pork loin. The imported herbs were the perfect ingredients for the roasted pork. Add some roasted seasoned potatoes and you are guaranteed a memorable meal.

This posting is dedicated to my mom Aida...thanks for the inspiration.

Let's get cooking!

Menu: Mom’s Sunday Pork Roast with apple sauce and roasted yellow potatoes.

Wine pairing: 2020 7 Cellars - The Farm Collection Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles, California)

Serves 4



Apple sauce:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened apple sauce

  • 3 tablespoons of raw sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon of dark rum




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Season pork loin with dry herb mix, sea salt, cracked pepper and rub with olive oil.

  • Place seasoned pork on shallow baking dish and cook in oven for approximately 45 minutes (internal temperature of pork should be at least 145 degrees F for medium rare to 160 degrees for medium well).

  • Remove pork from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Cut pork in 1/8 inch thick slices.


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (same oven that the pork is being cooked can be used for potatoes).

  • In a large bowl, gently mix potatoes with sea salt, cracked pepper, garlic and olive oil.

  • Place seasoned potatoes in a large flat baking dish and cook for about 30-35 minutes (until potatoes are soft inside and golden brown on the outside).

Apple sauce:

  • In a sauce pan, mix apple sauce, cinnamon, raw sugar and rum and mix.

  • Bring sauce to quick boil, constantly stirring. Once it reaches boiling point, remove from heat and let sauce cool off slightly.

Serve it up!

In an individual plate, arrange a few slices of pork loin (overlapping each other) and repeat overlapping serving of potatoes next to the pork. Drizzle some of the roast pork pan juices on top of each serving.

Serve some apple sauce in small dipping cups or dishes and place it on the plate next to the pork.

Bon appetit!

(Photo by Carlos Sarmiento)

(Photo by Carlos Sarmiento)

(Photo by Carlos Sarmiento)

About the wine…

The 'Farm Collection' pays homage to a place where many of my life’s early friendships and fondest memories took place… Stanford University, aka, The Farm. We hope you’ll create new memories around our Farm as I did around mine." – John Elway, Proprietor

2020 7 Cellars - The Farm Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

(Paso Robles, California)

(Photo by Carlos Sarmiento)

Tasting notes:

This medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon has deep blue and black fruit notes, warm spice components and anise flavors.

The tannins are integrated and the wine ends with a velvety finish.


77% Cabernet Sauvignon

15% Petit Verdot

6% Merlot

2% Malbec

Food pairing: Grilled and roasted meats. Sharp cheeses.

Accolades: 91 Points - The Tasting Panel

Thank you to Jeff Sperbeck for this partnership and to the 7 Cellars team for providing this sensational wine.

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