Pork Roast with Winter Fruits and Port Sauce

180 mins (prep 60)
12 ingredients
makes 8 servings
Ever dream about bringing an impressive roast to the holiday table with equally impressive ease? Now you can. Stuffing and preparing the pork a day ahead leaves you free to entertain and makes the meat especially flavorful as well. Bacon wrapped around the roast keeps it moist as it cooks. Prunes and dried apricots simmered in Port bring a fruity but not overly sweet intensity to the pork and its sauce.

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  • 1/4 pound california dried apricots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 pound pitted prunes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup ruby port
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tart apple such as granny smith, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 (6-pound) bone-in pork loin roast (10 ribs), frenched, at room temperature 1 hour
  • 9 or 10 bacon slices
  • 1/2 cup ruby port
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot


Serving Size (93.54 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 198.48 Calories from Fat 165.24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.36g 225.92%
Saturated Fat 11.22g 448.83%
Trans Fat 0.35g %
Cholesterol 65.3mg 174.13%
Sodium 187.52mg 62.51%
Total Carbohydrate 0.37g 0.98%
Dietary Fiber 0.02 g 0.51%
Sugars 0.2 g %
Protein 8.35g 133.56%
Vitamin A 642.69IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 228.23mg% Iron 0.18mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried apricots, pitted prunes, medium onion, small, tart apple, or, bacon slices, small