Fruited Pork Roast, Scandinavian Style

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“From the cookbook Delicious Main Dishes. Posted for ZWT6.”
2hrs 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove string from roast.
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut a pocket in the pork by making a deep slit in the loin, going to 1/2 inch of the 2 ends and 1 inch of the other side.
  3. Meanwhile, combine prunes, beer, and ginger in a saucepan, heat to boiling.
  4. Remove from heat, let stand 5 minute.
  5. Mix apple with lemon to prevent darkening.
  6. Drain prunes, reserving liquid; pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Combine prunes and apple.
  8. Pack fruit into pocket in pork.
  9. Tie roast with string at 1 - inch intervals.
  10. Place meat on rack in roasting pan.
  11. Roast meat at 350 degrees F for 2 - 2 1/2 hours, allowing 40 to 45 minutes per pound.
  12. Baste occasionally with liquid drained from prunes.
  13. Transfer meat to platter.
  14. Skim fat from cooking liquid.
  15. Deglaze roasting pan with a little water, add to cooking liquid.
  16. Add salt and enough additional water to measure two cups.
  17. Make a paste of flour and water, combine with cooking liquid and cook, stirring constantly until thickened.
  18. Serve in a sauce boat with sliced roast.

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