Slow Braised Pork Roast with Spiced Pear and Apple Sauce Gluten Free

Slow Braised Pork Roast with Spiced Pear and Apple Sauce Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 2.5lb Pork Shoulder
  • 1 cup pear cider (Juice from a can of pears works well)
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 1 ½ tbsp horseradish
  • 3 - 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 apples quartered (Honeycrisp or Gala)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 - 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F/160°C.
  2. Pat dry the pork and place it in an oven-proof dish (that snugly fits the pork). Sprinkle salt and pepper over the pork and then add the horseradish and cayenne pepper and rub it all over.
  3. Add the butter, apples, pear cider, cream, rosemary and garlic to the dish.
  4. Rub the brown sugar on top of the pork.
  5. Cover with foil and transfer to the oven. You can insert a meat thermometer to monitor the temperature too.
  6. Braise for 3 hours.
  7. Increase the oven temperature to 425°F and remove the foil. Let the surface of the pork caramelize (about 30 - 40 minutes).
  8. Remove from the oven. Carefully place the pork on a serving dish and cover with Foil.
  9. Mash the apples and garlic into the juices in the roasting dish (or alternatively blend the apples with the juices in the roasting dish).
  10. In a saucepan, melt 3 tbsp butter. Add 3 tbsp of flour (GF use cornstarch or Domata) and cook the butter and flour for a few minutes to form a roux. Strain the apple/pear mix into the saucepan and whisk until the gravy thickens. Discard the pulp.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Serve the slow braised pork with a side salad or roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes.