Autumn Pork Roast

1 bone-in pork loin roast (5 pounds)
8 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
8 carrots, halved lengthwise
2 medium onions, quartered
1 small pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-1/2-inch chunks
1 cup water
3 tablespoons snipped fresh sage or 1 tablespoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter
4 baking apples, quartered
Place the roast in a large baking pan. Arrange potatoes, carrots, onions and pumpkin around roast. Add water to the pan. Sprinkle meat and vegetables with sage, salt and pepper; dot vegetables with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake, uncovered, for 1 hour. Place the apples around roast; cover and bake for 1-1/4 hours, basting every 30 minutes, or until a thermometer reads 160°-170°. If desired, thicken pan juices for gravy.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 359 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 7g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

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