Maple-Glazed Pork Roast with Star Anise
Why This Recipe Works
An unexpected technique yielded tender, juicy pork when we experimented with our maple-glazed pork roast recipe. We found that searing the roast first on the stovetop ensured a crisp, caramelized crust before reducing the maple syrup in the skillet used to sear the pork. Roasting the pork in that same skillet was the best way to get a beautifully glazed, perfectly cooked roast. The key to juicy pork: Don't overcook it. Today's pork can be safely served at 145 to 150 degrees, so we removed the pork from the oven at 135 degrees and let it rest on the cutting board before slicing.