This Maple Glazed Pork Loin will be your newest favorite recipe to make in the air fryer! Moist and delicious with the sweet and savory flavors of maple and thyme in the glaze, this pork loin will become a favorite to make over and over again!
1tbspfresh rosemary finely chopped or 1 tsp dried rosemary
2tbspapple cider vinegar
1/4cupreal maple syrup
1/2tspfinely minced rosemary
3lb.boneless pork loin
Prepare the Marinade
Mix all marinade ingredients and pour into a ziplock bag placed inside a large bowl.
Prepare the Pork Loin
With a Jaccard tenderizer or a fork, pierce the loin over the entire surface. This helps the brine to get deep into the roast.
Place the pork loin into the bag with the brine and allow it to sit in the refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning it several times, “massaging” the brine into the pork.
In a small saucepan add the maple syrup, apple juice, rosemary, and salt over low heat. Reduce mixture by half or until a thick enough consistency to coat the back of a spoon. Take off the heat.
After the pork loin has brined, pat it dry, place in a parchment paper-lined air fryer and coat with a small amount of olive oil. Parchment paper is optional but makes for easier cleanup.
Air fry at 360 for 15 minutes fat side down, flip pork loin over and continue to cook at 360 for another 15 minutes with the fat side up. Check the internal temperature. (I use an instant-read digital thermometer.) Flip loin one more time and brush with 1/2 of the glaze.
Turn air fryer down to 250 degrees and cook for about 10 minutes to allow glaze to caramelize on the loin, adding the additional 1/2 of the glaze partway through. If it looks like glaze is getting too dark, turn down the air fryer temperature. If you want more color on the loin turn temperature up to 400 and cook an additional minute or 2.
Check internal temp of pork, aiming for a finished temperature of 145. Don’t overcook it so it gets dry. According to the Pork Checkoff at www.pork.org “The safe internal pork cooking temperature for fresh cuts is 145° F. To check doneness use a digital thermometer to measure the temperature at the thickest part of the cut.”
Allow the air fried glazed pork loin to rest at least 5 minutes before slicing. You can cover it with foil but tent it so you don’t disrupt the glaze or leave the pork in the air fryer with the heat off.
Because AirFryers will vary, it is recommended to follow the cooking instructions closely. If your pork loin internal temperature is not at 145 degrees after the end of initial cooking time, then add time in 5-10 minute intervals, checking the temperature after each interval until your roast has reached the safe internal pork cooking temperature.