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Pork Roast with Plum Sauce Recipe
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Pork Roast with Plum Sauce Recipe

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This juicy roast lends itself to variation, as apricot preserves would also work well. The flavors blend together perfectly to create a subtle hint of Asian flair. — Jeannie Klugh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours + standing
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours + standing
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless whole pork loin roast (4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup sherry
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup plum jam
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked pork with 1/3 cup sauce equals 324 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 538 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Cut roast in half. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides; drain. Transfer to a 4-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sherry, thyme, soy sauce, garlic, mustard, ginger, garlic salt, salt and pepper; pour over pork. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or until a meat is tender. Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  3. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Add jam. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with gravy. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Pork Roast with Plum Sauce in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p17

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked pork with 1/3 cup sauce equals 324 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 538 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

I love this "planned overs" idea! Use the leftover meat from this recipe to make a pork stir fry the next night! Saves time and money, always a good thing!

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

The taste of this reminded me of Christmas, is must have been all the thyme, which I liked. I used her suggestion of apricot preserves and I used fresh ginger. What a knock-out wonderful flavor! And tender.

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

My husband does not care for fruit and meat combos, so I simply didn't make the sauce. Next time I will make it with much less thyme...the amount the recipe called for was overpowering. Otherwise we thought it was pretty good.

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

i wondered about all the thyme in this recipe and i was right, yuck! do you guys test these things?

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

i almost never make the same recipe twice, but i made sure to file this one away. we loved it.

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