– Large pork loin – 1 large apple – 2 tbsp brown sugar – 1 tsp cinnamon – 2 tsp black pepper – 1 tsp fresh rosemary – 1 tsp salt – 1 tsp fresh basil
-Preheat grill to 300 degrees using the outside burners of the grill. I will turn the outside two burners to high and all the middle burners to as low as I can get it.
-Prep loin by rinsing with cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Trim off excess fat before applying seasonings.
-Using a cheese grater, grate apple all the way to core and place in small mixing bowl. Then combine and mix in brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, pepper, rosemary, and basil.
-Coat the entire pork loin with apple seasoning mixture. (I will often make little slices in the pork and tuck some of the apple in the slices to help it hold.
-Place pork loin on grill over the middle burners that are on low. Pork loin will cook until 145 degrees, approximately 1 hour. (I will rotate after 20 minutes and then again 30 minutes later.) After second rotation I will drizzle a small amount of honey and extra pepper on top. The apples and seasonings should have formed a almost caramelized crust over the loin.
-Once loin has reached 145 degrees, remove and cover with foil for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.