Roasted Leg of Pork in Plum Sauce

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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by Molly Bloom

My mom's recipe. This is a New Year's Eve dinner must have. The meat just melts in your mouth, and the sauce gives it a delicate and full flavour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 420°F
  2. In a blender, make a paste with the vinegar, herbs and garlic.
  3. Pierce leg a number of times and rub it with this paste, salt and pepper.
  4. Place in an oven safe dish, and roast for about 3 hours covered with foil paper, or until meat is tender.
  5. Uncover and roast for another 35 minutes.
  6. Take out of the oven and let it cool. Then cut it into slices. I do this with an electric knife.
  7. Combine the bottle of wine and prunes in a saucepan and boil until prunes become really soft.
  8. Remove from stove top and mash with a potato masher until you obtain a smooth dark sauce.
  9. Layer an oven safe glass dish like this: A layer of pork, a layer of plum sauce and a layer of cream. Repeat until you fill dish.
  10. Put back in oven (covered with foil) at 400F and bake for 15 minutes. Serve immediately.

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