Mabon Roast Pork

3-5 lb. Boneless Pork Roast 3 medium apples (any variety, I use galas) handful of fresh sage (or 2 tablespoons of rubbed sage) 1/4 cup apple cider

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place roast center in the roasting pan. Place sage leaves over the top of roast in a single layer. Slicing the apples- place the apple on its side cutting in 1/4-inch slices. Cutting the apple side to side produces a 5-pointed star. Place the apple slices over the top of the roast and along the sides. Pour apple cider around the bottom of the pan. Roast covered for 30 minutes per pound. Internal temperature should be 170 degrees. This roast can be complemented by a variety of other Mabon dishes. Tips- Before I begin my roast I like to do a blessing and give thanks to the animal that gave its life so I may find nourishment, and thank our Mother for a wonderful harvest. It's not necessary, but I feel it's respectful.