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    Pork Roast with Dried Cranberries & Apricots
    Makes 10 servings - 6 points per serving

    1 center cut pork loin roast (3 1/2 lbs.)
    1 1/2 cups cranberry apple juice, divided
    1 cup chardonnay or other dry white wine
    1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
    1 tsp. ground cardamom
    2 tbsp. apricot preserves
    1/4 cup water
    1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. cornstarch
    1/2 cup dried cranberries
    1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
    2 tbsp. golden raisins

    Place pork roast in resealable plastic food storage bag. Combine 1 cup cranberry apple juice, chardonnay, ginger and cardamom in med. bowl. Pour over roast, turning to coat. Seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator 4 hrs. or overnight, turning several times.

    Preheat oven to 350*. Remove roast frim marinade. Place roast in roasting pan. Pour marinade over roast. Bake, loosely covered with foil, 1 hr.

    Remove foil and continue baking 30 min. or until internal temperature reaches 165* when tested with a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast.

    Transfer roast to cutting board; cover with foil. Internal temperature will continue to rise 5* to 10* during stand time.

    Measure juices from pan. Add enough cranberry apple juice to equal 1 1/2 cups. Combine juices and apriccot preserves in small saucepan. Stir water into cornstarch in cup until smooth; stir into juice mixture. Bring to a boil over med. heat. Cook until thickened, stirring frequently. Add dried cranberries, apricots and raisins.

    Cook 2 min.; remove from heat. Cut roast into thin slices. Drizzle some sauce over roast; serve with remaining sauce. Garnish if desired.

    Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fruit
    Per serving cal 284 , fat 8 g, sat fat 3g, carb 18 g, prot 31 g, chol 70 mg, sod 82 mg, fib1 g
    Points: 6
    Get set with the right mind set.

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    Oh BOY does that sound GOOD! A nice "winter warmer" type meal.

    I can just about taste some of that sauce over a nice cup of bulgur to accompany the roast.....

    This one is going into my Recipes folder right now!

    Char

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