Roast Pork Leg with Apple Sauce

clock 10 minutes + 2 hours 20 minutes bowl Serves 8


  • 2 1/2kg boneless pork leg roast, rind on
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1.2kg potatoes, quartered
  • 2 Tbsp fresh sage leaves
  • 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
  • Apple Sauce
  • 3 large green apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
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  • 1. Preheat oven to 240°C (220°C fan-forced).

  • 2. Score the pork rind with sharp knife. Tie pork at 5cm intervals with kitchen string. Place in a large shallow baking dish. Rub with 2 tablespoons of the oil, then add salt and roast, uncovered for 20 minutes, or until skin is bubbled and blistered.

  • 3. Reduce oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced) and roast pork, uncovered for a further two hours.

  • 4. Meanwhile in a medium bowl, combine potato with remaining oil and herbs. Place in a single layer on an oven tray. Roast, uncovered for about 35 minutes.

  • 5. Meanwhile to make the apple sauce. In a medium saucepan, add the apples and water. Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes, or until apple is soft. Remove saucepan from the heat and stir in the sugar and cinnamon.

  • 6. Remove pork from the oven and stand, loosely covered with foil for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve pork and potatoes with apple sauce.


  • • Energy 3195Kj • Protein 64g • Total Fat 46g • Saturated Fat 17g • Carbohydrates 21g • Sugars 5g • Sodium 1015mg

  • Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.

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