Fresh leg of pork is a richly-flavored roast that will let you feed a houseful
of hungry guests effortlessly. Served with a mixture of dried apricots, apples and
other fruits, the richness of this “wow them” centerpiece is balanced with a touch
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pork on a rack in large shallow roasting pan.
Roast for 3 1/2hours to five hours or until meat thermometer inserted in thickest
part reads 145 degrees F (about 15 minutes per pound).
While pork is cooking, in a large bowl, combine wine, apple juice, honey, ginger,
mustard and 4 teaspoons of orange peel. Add dried figs, apricots, pears and cranberries;
stir to combine. Let stand while pork roasts, stirring occasionally.
About 45 minutes before pork is done, remove from oven. Spoon off excess fat.
Add fruit mixture to roasting pan and continue roasting until internal temperature
on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F.
Remove roast from oven and cover with foil ; let rest about 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine parsley and remaining 1 tablespoon orange peel; set
aside. Arrange pork and fruit on a serving platter. Sprinkle pork with parsley mixture.
Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 4 hr Servings: 10 - 13, with leftovers