Roast Pork Leg with Crackling, Roasted Vegetables & Apple Sauce

Serves: 4  Prep Time : 10 mins  Cooking Time: 2 hrs 20 mins



  • 1.8-2kg Pork Leg Roast, boneless, rind on

  • Oil

  • Sea Salt

To serve:

  • Roasted potatoes

  • Roasted carrots

  • Roasted parsnip

  • Roasted pumpkin

  • Steamed beans

  • Steamed broccoli

Apple Sauce:

  • 1 cup apple sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • ½ lemon, zested


  1. Preheat oven to 240°C.

  2. Pat pork leg roast dry with paper towel and score the rind with a Stanley knife or scalpel finely if it has not already been done.

  3. Rub the surface of the rind with a little oil and sea salt.

  4. Place the pork roast into a large baking dish and roast in the preheated oven at 240°C for 40 mins then reduce the temperature to 180°C for 30-35 minutes per kg. Roast until the juices run clear. Allow to stand in a warm place for 20 mins prior to serving.

  5. Meanwhile, combine the apple sauce, cinnamon, and lemon zest in a small saucepan and heat over a low heat until the mixture boils. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

  6. Serve pork roast on a large platter with roasted vegetables, steamed greens and apple sauce to carve at the table.

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