Roast pork with pear sauce

Roast pork with pear sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 50 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

You know pork's good with apple sauce, but have you tried it with pears? The sauce is also good with game or duck

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Sauce can be frozen
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
553
protein
46g
carbs
16g
fat
34g
saturates
13g
fibre
0g
sugar
15g
salt
0.76g

Ingredients

  • 2kg loin of pork, on the bone
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil

For the sauce

  • 25g butter
  • 4 ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped into chunks
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 150ml perry or dry cider
  • 2 tbsp golden caster sugar

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 240C/fan 220C/gas 9. Dry the skin of the pork with kitchen paper, then rub with the oil and season generously with sea salt. Sit the pork in a roasting tin, then roast for 20 mins. Reduce the heat to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 and continue to roast the pork for 1 hr 20 mins until cooked and skin has turned to crisp crackling. If the skin isn’t crisp enough, turn the oven back up to 240C/fan 220C/gas 9 for a further 10 mins.
  2. While the pork is roasting, make the pear sauce. Heat the butter in a saucepan and sizzle the pear chunks and fennel seeds together until they start to brown. Add the perry or cider and sugar. Bubble everything down until the perry is reduced and has become sticky and caramelised, and the pear is tender and starting to collapse. If the pears don’t break down, use a potato masher to mash into a rough purée. Serve the sauce in a bowl alongside the pork with your favourite side dishes.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2008

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zhagan's picture
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Pear sauce came out well. Sugar goes in with the cider. Crackling came out perfect

dmohess's picture
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I made this on Saturday - my pork crackling rocked!

Regarding the pear sauce - mine did not come out looking like the picture as I put the fennel seeds in as they came. Don't know if I was supposed to crush them first.

Also, the recipe mentions castor sugar but doesn't say when it needs to be added.

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