Sweet Roasted Pork

1 5lb. pork loin roast
1 1lb. 4oz jar apricot preserves
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 clove of garlic minced
1 small onion minced
1 cup ginger ale
1/8 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. pepper (optional)
1 1lb. 13 oz can whole apricots
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1/4 cup grated coconut
parsley sprigs
Remove bone form roast and tie roast with string. Place in a dish. Combine 1/2 of the apricots preserves with honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, onion, ginger ale, ginger and pepper and pour over roast. Marinate for 4 to 5 hours, turning occasionally. Remove roast from marinade and reserve marinade. Insert meat thermometer in roast and place roast on spit. Cook over low coals for about 3 hours and 30 minutes or to 185 degrees on meat thermometer, basting frequently with reserve marinade. Spread with half the remaining apricot preserves and grill for 5 minutes longer. Heat remaining marinade with remaining apricot preserves and serve over roast. Heat apricots with lemon rind. Remove roast to hot serving platter. Garnish with apricots and sprinkle with coconut and parsley sprigs.

Yields: 6-8 servings

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