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Roast Pork with Raspberry Sauce

Want to treat your guests to a spectacular meal? Plan this pork as the centerpiece of your menu. The fruity sauce enhances the meat's flavor and looks so pretty! I decorate the platter with red spiced apples and fresh parsley.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. + standing
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground ginger, nutmeg and cloves
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 drops red food coloring, optional

Directions

  • Combine the salt, sage and pepper; rub over entire roast. Place roast fat side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 70-80 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • For the sauce, drain raspberries, reserving liquid. Set berries aside. Add enough water to juice to measure 3/4 cup. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, spices and 1/2 cup raspberry juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Combine cornstarch and remaining raspberry juice until smooth; stir into the saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in the butter, lemon juice, food coloring if desired and reserved raspberries.
  • Let roast stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Serve with raspberry sauce.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 366 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 294mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • NavyEagle
    Feb 12, 2012

    The pork turned out good, but I used 2 2lb loins with same amount of seasoning as indicated. The sauce was overpowered by the nutmeg?, but good none the less. I plan to reduce the spices by half next time I make the sauce to see how much of a difference there is.

  • Kris Countryman
    Nov 5, 2010

    Evidently I cooked my roast too long since it was very dry. With 1-1/2 cups sugar the raspberry sauce was extremely sweet.

  • gladtobepb
    Aug 12, 2008

    Fabulous recipe!! Perfect for entertaining--the raspberry sauce is so good with the meat.