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Cranberry-Apple Leg of Lamb


1 whole leg of lamb, trimmed
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Salt, pepper, paprika
1-pound can whole cranberries
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Preheat oven to 325°. Rub lamb with garlic; sprinkle with salt, pepper and paprika. If available, insert meat thermometer so tip is in the center of the thickest part of meat and does not touch bone or rest on fat. Roast in oven until thermometer reads 150° (about 1/2 hour before done). Blend together cranberries, applesauce, cinnamon and lemon rind; pour over lamb. Return to oven and bake until thermometer reads 175° (allow 25 to 30 minutes per pound of meat). This makes a medium-done leg of lamb (for rare, finished temperature should read 140° to 150°; for well-done, 180°).

Serves 8 to 10
Preparation time: 2 1/2 to 3 HR

Approximate calories per serving… 275

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