Roast whole apples in an apple cider mixture until tender for the side dish to the roasted pork in this elegant main dish.

Source: Midwest Living
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Roast Rack of Lamb Cider Glaze

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Directions

For glaze:
  • In a heavy medium saucepan, bring cider to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until cider measures 1/2 cup, about 1 hour (watch carefully near the end of cooking time as mixture may begin to foam.)

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degree F Trim fat from meat. Place meat on a rack in a shallow roasting pan*. Insert an oven-going meat thermometer. The thermometer should not tough bone. Brush half of the cider glaze on the surface of the meat.

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  • Roast, uncovered, in a 325 degree F oven. For medium rare, roast for 3/4 to 1 hour or until meat thermometer registers 140 degree F. Brush meat with remaining glaze about halfway thorough roasting (if glaze thickens too much, warm gently in a small saucepan or in the microwave). Cover with foil and let stand 15 minutes. The temperature of the meat after standing should be 145 degree F. (For medium, roast 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 155 degree F. Cover; let stand for 15 minutes. The temperature of the meat after standing should be 160 degree F.)

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  • Pour pan juices (which will include the cider glaze) into a container**. Skim fat from top and serve cider juices with the lamb. Makes 6 servings.

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For easier cleanup, line roasting pan with foil.

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The amount of juices will vary with the lamb used, you may not have a lot to pass.

Nutrition Facts (Roast Rack of Lamb Cider Glaze)

333 calories; 14 g total fat; 6 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 64 mg cholesterol; 104 mg sodium. 509 mg potassium; 40 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 34 g sugar; 14 g protein; 340 IU vitamin a; 8 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 3 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 12 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 30 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Whole Roasted Apples

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  • Remove core and seeds through top but not through bottom of apples. Peel a strip from the top of each. Place apples in a 2-quart baking dish. Equally divide butter among apples. Place butter into centers of apples. Pour apple cider into baking dish. Roast apples, uncovered, in a 325 degree F oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until the apples are tender, basting occasionally. Serve warm with lamb. Makes 6 servings.

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