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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.


Roast Pork With Fruit Compote


1 each mcintosh apple
1 each bosc pear
1/2 cup diced onions
1/3 cup diced carrots
2 each bay leaves
1 tablespoon fruit concentrate *
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
2 each garlic cloves -- minced
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
1 1/2 lb boneless pork loin
1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup raspberries
1 cup defatted stock
1 cup cider
2 tablespoon cold water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 each pinch ground white pepper

* Fruit concentrate is available in Health Food stores. ** Trim pork loin of all visable fat. 1. Quarter and core the apple and pear. Take one section of each and chop fine; place in an 8x8 baking dish. Coarsely chop the remaining apple and pear; place in 2 quart saucepan and set aside. 2. To baking dish, add the onions, carrots, bay leaves, fruit concentrate, thyme, garlic and orange rind; mix well. Rub the pork on all sides with about 1/2 teaspoon of the oil. Place it in the dish and turn to coat all sides with the marinade mixture. Cover and set aside for 3 to 4 hours in a cool place (refrigerate in hot weather). 3. While pork marinates, saute reserved apple and pear in the remaining oil over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Stir in raspberries, remove from heat and set aside. 4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 5. Remove pork from marinade, sear on all sides over high heat (about 4 minutes per side). Place marinade in bottom of roasting pan, place pork on a rack over marinade. Roast for 40 to 50 minutes, or until pork reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees. 6. Remove pork from pan, set aside, keep warm. 7. Pour any accumulated fat from roasting pan. Add stock and cider. Over high heat, constantly stir the liquid and scrape the bottom of pan for about 5 minutes to deglaze. 8. Mix water and cornstarch until smooth, add to pan and stir until thickened. Strain the sauce into a saucepan and keep warm over low heat. Season with pepper. 9. Briefly reheat the compote. Serve thinly sliced pork with the compote and sauce. A good accompaniment would be sauted slices of polenta. Per serving: 335 calories, 6.7 g fat (18%) 37 g protein, 96 mg sodium, : 111 mg cholesterol. From Prevention Magazine, May 1991 Posted by: Sheila Exner, Jan. 1992 Courtesy of Shareware RECIPE CLIPPER 1.1 Courtesy of Shareware RECIPE CLIPPER 1.1 Recipe By : From: Date: 05/27