Roast loin of pork with plum, port and blueberry compote

For the perfect Easter Roast, try this recipe for roast loin of pork with plum, port and blueberry compote.
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The long Easter weekend is a good excuse for some serious eating, so invite friends and family round for a cracking feast!


Lean pork loin or leg joint  – Allow 100 / 175g (46oz) of raw meat per person for boneless joints and 225 / 350g (812oz) for bone-in joints

For The stuffing

  • Pork sausage meat
  • Black pudding
  • Fresh breadcrumbs
  • Fresh plums
  • Blueberries

For The Plum, Port & Blueberry Compote

  • Oil
  • Red onions
  • Fresh plums
  • Soft brown sugar
  • Blueberry juice (or cranberry)
  • Port
  • Blueberries (fresh or dried)
  • Ground allspice

Cooking Time: Medium 30 minutes per 450g/½kg (1lb) plus 30 minutes

Oven Temperature: Gas Mark 45, 180°C, 350°F


  1. Take a lean pork loin or leg joint and calculate the cooking time. For crackling dry the rind, score and rub with 15ml (1tbsp) oil and 5ml (1tsp) sea salt. Place on a rack in a roasting tin and open roast in a preheated oven for calculated cooking time.
  2. Next make the stuffing by mixing together 450g (1lb) pork sausage meat, 50g (2oz) chopped black pudding, 100g (4oz) fresh breadcrumbs, 3 plums, stoned and chopped, and 25g (1oz) blueberries. Shape into 15 – 20 balls and cook alongside the pork for 20 – 25 minutes until cooked through. (These make great snacks or canapés, just make into smaller balls.)
  3. For the plum, port and blueberry compote heat 15ml (1tbsp) oil in a heavy based pan, add 1 red onion, peeled and finely sliced, and cook slowly for 8 – 10 minutes until softened and browned. Add 3 plums, quartered, 30ml (2tbsp) soft brown sugar, 75ml (5tbsp) blueberry juice, 60ml (4tbsp) port, 25g (1oz) fresh or dried blueberries and pinch ground allspice. Stir well. Cover the pan and cook on a reduced heat until liquid has reduced slightly and fruit soft, approx 10 minutes. Remove lid for further 5 minutes if too saucy. Serve the compote hot or cold.
  4. Serve the pork with the stuffing balls, bacon rolls, chipolata sausages, roast potatoes and plenty of seasonal vegetables.

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Last modified: June 10, 2021

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