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Fall-Apart Tender Slow-Roast Pork



1 (4-lb.) pork butt roast
1/4 to 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 cup apple juice
1/2 tsp. salt


With an oven shelf arranged slightly below the center, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the pork in a casserole that is just large enough to hold it and has an ovenproof lid. Sprinkle pork on all sides with Worchestershire sauce. Press brown sugar onto pork to coat all sides. Pour apple juice in bottom of the casserole (do not pour over the meat). Cover tightly. Place in oven and reduce heat to 200 degrees. Roast without opening the oven for about 5 hours, until meat is so tender it literally falls apart. If the meat does not pull apart easily, cover, return to oven and roast 30 minutes more. Stir in salt. (Do not omit salt; it is vital for the taste of the dish.) Serve hot or at room temperature.


From "Recipes and Remembrances," family of Homer and Ivy-Mae Smith, Lincoln County

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