I first made this recipe some years ago, & was so impressed with the unique flavor that I shared it with my family @ a Pre Reunion Family Dinner, & they just went crazy for the flavors as well. It had been some time since I last made it & hubby had a special request that I make it with the pork Roast I was making for dinner.
The original recipe is from SOUTHERN LIVING, & as always you will never be disappointed with their recipes in my opinion. I increased the amount of butter & flour so that the gravy would be a bit thicker. I know You will love the tart slightly sweet flavor of this gravy
To make the Pork Roast-PREHEAT OVEN TO 450 DEGREES F. Combine all of the spices in a small bowl then sprinkle liberally over the entire roast. Spray a shallow baking pan with non stick cooking spray, add roast and roast for 15 minutes. This locks in the moistness. LOWER TEMPERATURE to 275 degrees F. and continue to roast for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F. when tested with a meat thermometer. Remove from oven and allow to rest about 15 minutes, temperature will continue to rise to about 165 degrees F. Then carve, I prefer using an electric knife for easier carving.
Blend the 3 marinade ingredients together until the sugar dissolves, & set aside till needed.To Make the gravy. In a medium size sauce pan, melt the butter.
Add in the flour, and stir until flour blend together with the melted butter, making a thick paste like consistency.
Whisk the paste mixture together.
Add in the Apple Bourbon marinade
Whisk briskly to eliminate any lumps, and continue to stir over medium high heat.
Add in the steak seasoning and chive if desired. Taste first, and add spice according to taste buds.
Serve with your favorite Roast or poultry, great over mashed potatoes too. NOTE: THERE IS NO REASON TO BE INTIMIDATED WHEN MAKING THIS SIMPLE EASY TASTY AND DELICIOUS GRAVY if you follow the easy step by step instructions.