Monday, January 28, 2013

Granny Smith’s Pork Roast


  • Boneless Pork Roast
  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup blue cheese
  • salt & pepper
  • lemon pepper(optional)
  • Parmesan risotto
I’d been wanting to try this recipe for quite a while now, and since it was just going to be Brian and I eating, I thought there was room for experimentation. Boy did experimenting turn out to provide great results for this uniquely flavored meal. Start by pre-heating the oven to 350 and getting the risotto started in a medium sized saucepan. While the rice is browning peel two of the apples and cut them into thin slices. Mix in a bowl with both sugars until the apples are completely soaked with the sugary syrup. Cut a pocket in the center of the pork and stuff it generously. Place pork, slit side facing up, in a greased baking pan. Coat the roast with the remaining sugar mixture along with the salt and pepper. Place in the oven and resume cooking the risotto. At some point before it is done, cut up the remaining apple into small pieces. Once the risotto is done leave it on a very low simmer and take out the roast. Switch the oven temp. to broil hi and cover the roast with the blue cheese and the apple slices. Place back in the oven until the apples blacken(don’t worry they don’t taste burnt) and the cheese browns. Remove from the oven, let cool, and cut yourself a slice, or as we did cut in half and enjoy over a bed of risotto. This recipe does have a bold and different flavor to it, so for those of you who don’t like to confuse your taste buds, do it anyways cause it’s awesome.