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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fruit-Stuffed Pork Roast

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
15 dried apricot halves (about 3 ounces)
9 pitted prunes (about 3 ounces)
4 pounds pork boneless top loin roast (double)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1-1/4 cups apple cider or juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water

1. Sprinkle cinnamon and cloves over apricots and prunes; toss to coat.
2. Stuff fruit lengthwise between the 2 pieces of pork roast in ribbon about 2 inches wide (work from both ends of roast).  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Heat oven to 325F. Place pork, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in center  of thickest part of pork and does not rest in fat or fruit mixture. Roast uncovered until thermometer registers 170F, about 3 hours.
4. After 1-1/2 hours, brush occasionally with 1/4 cup of the apple cider.
5. Remove pork and rack from pan; keep pork warm. Pour remaining cider into roasting pan; stir to loosen brown particles.  Mix cornstarch and water; stir into cider mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Serve with pork.

Per Serving: 293 Calories; 14g Fat (46.4% calories from fat); 28g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 
1g Dietary Fiber; 79mg Cholesterol; 194mg Sodium. 

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