This roasted pork loin is an easy and fancy holiday dinner option. Rub the pork with salt, pepper, brown sugar, and fresh thyme, then roast until golden brown. While the pork roasts, add some sweet cipollini onions and salty pancetta to the pan, then use the tasty drippings to make a creamy pan sauce of Calvados, apple cider, chicken stock, and a touch of cream for richness. Serve with a poached pear salad and plenty of crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.
What to buy: Cipollini are small, flat red or yellow onions, commonly seen in markets from late fall through winter.
For the sauce: