“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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- When ready, serve with the apple sauce.
fat 24.7g, saturated fat 9.4g, protein 79.8g, carbohydrate 7.3g, sodium 582mg, energy 2392kJ (572Cal), GI low