WW Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Prunes
(235 calories | *7 WW SmartPoints)
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.
According to my calculations each serving has 235 calories, *6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *7 WW Freestyle SmartPoints. Enjoy!
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WW Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Prunes
- 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 - 1-1/2 pound lean pork shoulder roast, trimmed of fat
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 orange
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup red wine or unsweetened grape juice
- 3/4 cup pitted dried plums, halved
- 1/2 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
*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 Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this Pork Roast with Dried Plums, you might also like:
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