Perfect Roast Pork by Rick Grant

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“Melt in  your mouth” roast pork, with a delicious homemade apple sauce!


  • 3.5kg leg of pork
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt



  • 500g Granny Smith apples
  • 150ml water
  • ¼ teaspoon mixed spice
  • 30g butter
  • 35g caster sugar


  1. Using a sharp knife, evenly score the pork rind, making sure to cut the skin and fat only (not the meat underneath). Place the leg of scored pork onto a rack set in a baking tray. Pour the olive oil over the pork rind, then rub in the sea salt all over the rind. Leave for 5 minutes.
  2. Preheat an oven to 250ºC/230ºC fan- forced. Bake the leg of pork in the hot oven for 25minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 165ºC/145ºC fan- forced and cook for a further 2 hours.
  3. To make the apple sauce, peel the apples,then cut and remove the cores. Cut thinly, then place into a small sauce pan, adding the water, mixed spice, butter and sugar.
  4. Place over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, and simmer until smooth. (If the sauce is too thin allow to boil and reduce until a desired consistency is achieved.) Pour into a small bowl until ready to serve
  5. To check whether the pork is cooked, insert a skewer into the thickest part of  the meat and if it is ready, the juices will run clear. Allow the leg of pork to rest for15 minutes.
  6. When ready, serve with the apple sauce.

Nutritional Analysis

fat 24.7g, saturated fat 9.4g, protein 79.8g, carbohydrate 7.3g, sodium 582mg, energy 2392kJ (572Cal), GI low

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Recipe taken from The Gluten-Free Cooking Collection by Rick Grant.

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