Pot Roast, Scandinavian Style

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I found this on the web while looking for recipes from Scandinavia. It sounds so good! Serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix first 4 dry ingredients.
  2. Rub flour mixture over roast.
  3. Brown roast in oil.
  4. Discard any remaining oil.
  5. Add water and cinnamon stick to pot.
  6. Place fruit on roast.
  7. Cover tightly; cook at 325 for about 3 hours.
  8. During the last 20 minutes add orange juice.
  9. Roast is done when tender.


Most Helpful

A nice change from my regular pot roast. I used dried apples and plums. The orange comes through stronger then I expected nice and warming with the ginger and cinnamon. Thanks!

Rita~ June 12, 2006

Would you believe I quadrupled this for a huge party? It was delicious, with compliments from everyone, young and old -- including the Scandinavian guests of honor! Because of the large quantities, I had to prepare this ahead of time; when cool, I sliced, arranged on platter, and reheated prior to serving. This gave me the chance to reserve the roasting liquid (with all that great dried fruit), reduce over low heat for a long time (which created a wonderful aroma as guests arrived!) and serve as a kind of condiment/gravy. Thank you, Sheri! This was even better than I imagined it would be.

Belgophile February 04, 2010

This roast is off the charts!!!!!!!! It is so good! I thought that the combination of fruit and meat would be odd, but another's 5 star review gave me the confidence to try. It was incredible! My DH and I are part-time vegetarians, only having meat once a month or so ... I can't wait til the next time! I know what I'm making for dinner! Thank you and Hugs to Sheri D for the contribution!

Glori-B August 29, 2006

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