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Country Roasted Pork

Published : November 08, 2015

Pork, apples and thyme go beautifully together in this dish.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes per 500g

Serves: 6-8


1 small leg of pork, tunnel boned, hock left in tack
2 Granny Smith apples, quartered
10 sprigs of lemon thyme
100ml olive oil
Flaked salt
Roast vegetables or salad to serve


  • Pre-heat the oven to 220°C.
  • Place the pork leg onto a work surface and score rind using a Stanley knife or scalpel.
  • Place the Granny Smith apple quarter and lemon thyme sprigs inside the cavity of the pork leg.  Shape the leg neatly and place into a large deep baking dish.
  • Rub the pork rind with the olive oil and sprinkle over the flaked salt.
  • Roast the pork leg in the pre-heated oven for 25 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 180°C for remainder of the cooking time.
  • Remove the roast from the oven and rest for 20 minutes prior to serving.

Flourish tip:  The cavity may also be filled with your favourite stuffing.  Weigh after stuffing to work out cooking time.

Image + recipe source:  Australian Pork Ltd.

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