Pork Roast, Scandinavian Style (sallye) Recipe

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My first pass at making this, but it really turned out tasty. Pinched from an old Culinary Arts Institute cookbook and tweaked it just a bit.

It is a good way to put a little variety in your pork meals.

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6 TO 8
15 Min
2 Hr 40 Min


3 TO 3-1/2 lb
boneless pork loin roast
8 to 10 medium
pitted dried prunes
12 oz
1/2 tsp
1 medium
1 tsp
lemon juice
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
1/4 c


1Preheat oven to 350º F
2Place pork loin on cutting board. Using strong, sharp knife, cut pocket in pork about 1" deep lengthwise, going to within 1/2" of the two ends.

Rub all sides with salt and pepper.
3In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine prunes, beer and ginger and heat to boiling. When mixtures comes to a rolling boil, remove from heat and set aside.
4Core, peel and chop apple.
Mix with lemon juice to prevent darkening
5Drain prunes, reserving the liquid for basting purposes.

Mix prunes with apples.
6Place fruit mixture in pocket, using handle of wooden spoon to pack tightly.

Secure with skewers or sew with kitchen twine to close.
7Place meat on rack in a roasting dish or pan.
Roast at 350º F for 2 to 2-1/2 hours (40 to 45 minutes per pound).
8During last 45 minutes of cooking, spoon the fat from pan; baste roast occasionally with liquid drained from prunes.
9Transfer meat to serving platter and tent with foil to keep warm.
10Skim fat from cooking liquid.

Add a little water to roasting pan to deglaze (loosen brown bits).

Pour water into a 2+ mixing cup. Add more water if needed to make 2 cups of liquid.

Pour back into pan.
11Make a paste using flour and more water.

Pour into roasting pan with existing liquid, stirring constantly with wooden spoon until it thickens into a gravy. Add more water a tablespoon at a time if gravy gets too thick.
12Serve gravy in a gravy boat with sliced meat.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Scandinavian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy