Monday, November 15, 2010

Pork with Dried Fruit and Squash

From Cooking Light "Slow Cooker"

1 (3 pound) lean boneless pork loin roast, trimmed

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup dried apricots (or golden raisins)

1/2 cup chopped pitted dried plums

1 (1 1/2 pound) butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 4 cups)

Rosemary sprigs for optional garnish

1. Cut pork roast in half crosswise

2. Combine brown sugar and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl; rub pork evenly with sugar mixture. Place pork in a 4 1/2 quart electric slow cooker. Arrange apricots, dried plums, and squash around pork.

3. Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour. Reduce heat to LOW, and cook 6 to 7 hours or until pork, fruit, and squash are tender. Cut pork into thin slices, and serve with fruit and squash. Garnish with rosemary, if desired.

Yields 9 servings.

Cal: 320, FAt: 7.7 g, Fiber: 2.3 g

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