Roast pork with Bramley apple sauce

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Roast pork with crackling, roast potatoes and vegetables always makes a brilliant and easy roast dinner. Here we partner it with an easy home-made Bramley apple sauce to make it even more special.



  • pork leg joint 1 about 1½-2kg, skin scored
  • olive oil
  • rock salt 2 tbsp
  • thyme 3 sprigs leaves stripped
  • butter
  • bramley apples 3 peeled and cut into large dice
  • nutmeg a grating


  • Step 1

    Rub the pork with a little oil, then the rock salt and thyme. Roast for 30 minutes at 220C/fan 200C/gas 7 then turn the oven down to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3 and cook for 25 minutes per 500g. Rest for 20 minutes before carving. 

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, melt a knob of butter in a pan until foaming. Add the apple, a grating of nutmeg and a splash of water then cover and gently cook for 10-15 minutes until tender – mash with a potato masher to get the consistency you like.