|Crown Roast of Pork With Apple, Fig and Cherry Stuffing
6-7 lbs center-cut pork loin Crown Roast (about 16 ribs)
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper
2 granny smith apples
1 cup dried figs
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup almonds, slivered
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup muscat wine, divided
3 cups herb seasoned stuffing mix
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
Preheat oven 425 degrees. Rub the roast all over with garlic, thyme, olive oil, generously salt and pepper to taste.
Saute the apples, figs, cherries and almonds in butter, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in applesauce, dark brown sugar, 1/2 cup wine and stuffing mix; spoon warm dressing into center of roast.
Place rosemary sprigs on top of stuffing. Cover stuffing and exposed ends of ribs with aluminum foil.
Roast pork for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue roasting until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 150 degrees, approximately 2 hours. Transfer the pork to a platter and let stand for 15 minutes before slicing.