De Ma Cuisine



June 2012



Almond and Black Pepper Crusted Roast Pork

Written by , Posted in Dinner, Low Carb, Main Dishes, Meat, Pork, Roasting

Almond and Black Pepper Crusted Roast Pork

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

Yield: 4-8


  • 1 pork leg, trimmed of fat
  • 2 T unsalted butter, softened (at room temperature is perfect)
  • 2 T honey
  • 3 T almonds, ground
  • 1/2 to 1 T freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 C water


  1. Pre-heat oven to 275F.
  2. Combine butter through salt in a small bowl. Rub over both sides of pork.
  3. Place pork in a greased oven-proof dish. Pour water around pork. Cover with foil.
  4. Bake for 2 hours (or until internal temperature reaches at least 165F). Remove foil. Increase temperature of oven to 350F. Bake 30 minutes more.
  5. Tent with foil and let rest 15-30 minutes or so before slicing.



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