WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Prunes
I still remember the first pork roast with prunes (or dried plums as they are now called) recipe I ever made.
Does anyone know exactly when prunes became dried plums?
It required butterflying a boneless pork roast, stuffing it with the dried fruit, rolling and tying it with kitchen string. While it roasted we made a delicious sauce of reduced cream, brandy and more prunes to serve with it. Needless to say, it was delicious.
But, I don't cook like that anymore. I'm far too lazy and way more calorie conscious.
So, when I came across this recipe in Weight Watchers Momentum Slow Cook It: 165 All-New Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook , I thought it would provide similar flavors for a lot less effort and far fewer WW Points. I was right.
Skinny on Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Prunes
Easy enough for a weeknight meal, this slow cooker pork with prunes is fancy enough for a fall dinner party.
I used pork shoulder with very good results. If you prefer a leaner cut of pork, feel free to make the substitution, but it may require less time to cook.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Pork Roast?
According to my calculations each serving has 235 calories and:
7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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WW Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Prunes
- 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 - 1-½ pound lean pork shoulder roast, trimmed of fat
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 orange
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
- ¼ cup red wine or unsweetened grape juice
- ¾ cup pitted dried plums, halved
- ½ 3-inch cinnamon stick
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4- to 5-Quart.
- Mix brown sugar, oregano, salt and pepper in a cup. Rub pork all over with oil then with the brown sugar mixture. Transfer the pork to the slow cooker.
- Meanwhile, with a swivel blade vegetable peeler, cut 2 3-inch strips of peel from the orange. Squeeze juice from the orange.
- Put flour in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in the broth, orange juice and wine until smooth.
- Pour the broth mixture over the pork. Stir in prunes, orange peel and cinnamon stick.
- Cover and cook until the pork is fork tender, 6 to 8 hours on LOW, turning the pork and basting it with sauce halfway through cooking time if you can.
- Transfer the pork to a cutting board and let stand 5 minutes. Cut pork into 12 slices and serve with the sauce.
Source: adapted from Weight Watchers Momentum Slow Cook It: 165 All-New Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this Pork Roast with Dried Plums, you might also like:
- Easy Slow Cooker Peach Pork
- Crock Pot Raspberry Balsamic Chipotle Pork Chops
- Slow Cooker Fruited Pork Roast
- Crock Pot Pineapple Pork
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