8 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces pork and 1/2 cup sauce)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°.

Step 2

To prepare spice rub, combine first 5 ingredients. Trim fat from pork; rub surface of roast with spice rub. Secure at 2-inch intervals with heavy string.

Step 3

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 8 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan. Add onion, leek, and carrot; cover, reduce heat, and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in wine and broth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Return pork to pan; add prunes and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Cover and bake at 325° for 1 1/2 hours or until pork is tender; discard bay leaves.

Step 4

Place pork on a platter; cover with foil. Remove 6 prunes with a slotted spoon. Place prunes in a food processor or blender; process until smooth. Stir puréed prunes into port mixture. Serve sauce with pork.

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Ratings & Reviews

MindyMora's Review

August 29, 2010
My family and friends loved the taste of this dish! I kicked up the flavor a bit on the rub by adding Emeril's Essence to the spices; I didn't have leeks so I added extra vidalia onions. I did run the prunes and carrots through the food processor, but not too long so the sauces was still very think and chunky. The taste was outstanding! Along with this dish, I served steamed baby carrots with a pineapple mango sauce that nicely accented the slight sweetness of the pork. All in all, this was a very easy recipe and the results were excellent.

KathJB's Review

February 08, 2010
Fabulous. Made it exactly as written and we loved it. Served with with brown rice and roasted asparagus. And it was wonderful as a leftover too. Will definitely make this over & over.

fishies3's Review

May 10, 2009
Amazing. I love this recipe. I made it almost exactly as it says. Instead of putting the prunes into a food processor I changed it up. After cooking I put the meat onto a platter and then just used a potato masher and mushed up the prune/carrot/onion/leek mixture. It made everything into a nice, chunky sauce which I put over the meat and mashed potatoes. I LOVE this meal.

GayleR's Review

January 10, 2009
Good, and the leftovers were even better. I omitted the leek and substituted Marsala when I realized I was out of port. A great slow cooker meal.