Fruited Pork Roast, Scandinavian Style

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READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove string from roast.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, combine prunes, beer, and ginger in a saucepan, heat to boiling.
  • Remove from heat, let stand 5 minute.
  • Mix apple with lemon to prevent darkening.
  • Drain prunes, reserving liquid; pat dry with paper towels.
  • Combine prunes and apple.
  • Pack fruit into pocket in pork.
  • Tie roast with string at 1 - inch intervals.
  • Place meat on rack in roasting pan.
  • Roast meat at 350 degrees F for 2 - 2 1/2 hours, allowing 40 to 45 minutes per pound.
  • Baste occasionally with liquid drained from prunes.
  • Transfer meat to platter.
  • Skim fat from cooking liquid.
  • Deglaze roasting pan with a little water, add to cooking liquid.
  • Add salt and enough additional water to measure two cups.
  • Make a paste of flour and water, combine with cooking liquid and cook, stirring constantly until thickened.
  • Serve in a sauce boat with sliced roast.
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