Roast Leg of Pork with Glazed Dried Fruits

Pork
Roast Leg of Pork with Glazed Dried Fruits
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Description

Fresh leg of pork is a richly-flavored roast that will let you feed a houseful of hungry guests effortlessly. Served with a mixture of dried apricots, apples and other fruits, the richness of this “wow them” centerpiece is balanced with a touch of sweetness. Serve with Wild Rice with Cranberry Bacon and Pecans, Twice-Cooked Green Beans and dinner rolls. Finish the meal with warm apple cobbler and cinnamon ice cream.

Ingredients

20 pounds bone-in leg of pork (in leg of pork)
2 cups dry white wine
1 1/2 cups apple juice (OR orange juice)
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons fresh ginger root (minced)
2 tablespoons brown mustard
4 teaspoons orange zest (finely shredded)
18 ounces dried fig (OR pitted dried plums, prunes)
12 ounces dried apricot (OR peaches)
6 ounces dried apple (OR dried pears)
1 cup dried cherry (OR cranberries)
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley (minced)
1 tablespoon orange zest (finely shredded)

Directions

1Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pork on a rack in large shallow roasting pan. Roast for 3 1/2hours to five hours or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest part reads 145 degrees F. (About 15 minutes per pound.)
2While pork is cooking, in a large bowl, combine wine, apple juice, honey, ginger, mustard and 4 teaspoons of orange peel. Add dried figs, apricots, pears and cranberries; stir to combine. Let stand while pork roasts, stirring occasionally.
3About 45 minutes before pork is done, remove from oven. Spoon off excess fat.
4Add fruit mixture to roasting pan and continue roasting until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Remove roast from oven and cover with foil ; let rest about 10 minutes.
5In a small bowl, combine parsley and remaining 1 tablespoon orange peel; set aside. Arrange pork and fruit on a serving platter. Sprinkle pork with parsley mixture.
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NutritionView more

370Calories
Sodium1%DV35mg
Fat2%DV1g
Protein6%DV3g
Carbs29%DV88g
Fiber40%DV10g

PER SERVING *

Calories370Calories from Fat9
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat1g2%
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium35mg1%
Potassium960mg27%
Protein3g6%
Calories from Fat9
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate88g29%
Dietary Fiber10g40%
Sugars70g140%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.