20 Nov Christmas Apple-Glazed Pork Roast
Nothing speaks of Christmas like a juicy roast pork, crowned with crisp crackling and paired with sweet, toffee-like apples. Even with the warm weather in Australia, roast pork is a stand out dish that never looks out of place at the Christmas table.
Pork shoulder is a succulent cut that’s best braised or roasted slowly, so it stays tender and juicy. The sweet-and-savory glazed pork here is terrific with or without stuffing.
The adage that an ‘apple a day keeps the doctor away’ certainly rings true when you consider their health benefits:
- Stimulates saliva production to combat xerostomia, or dry mouth a common complaint for residents who take a lot of medications.
- May help fight the effects of Alzheimers and ageing of the brain.
- With a healthy dose of fibre, apples may be helpful to resolve both diarrhea and constipation (who would’ve thought)!
Our SoupedUp recipe for Christmas Apple-Glazed Pork Roast could be the star of your next Christmas menu. Bon Appetit!
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- In a medium saucepan, heat oil over a medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add beer or apple cider, chilli sauce, apple jelly and mustard. Bring to the boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens, about 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a roasting pan with foil; place pork in pan. Brush 1/3 of glaze over pork.
- Cut decorative slices into apples and add to the roasting pan after 30 minutes.
- Roast pork, brushing with glaze every 15 minutes, until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 75°C or over, about 1 hour. Place pork on a carving board. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- Cut into slices; place on a warm serving platter and serve immediately.