If you have fresh rosemary, chop about 1 tablespoon of the leaves for the sauce. Arrange some of the rosemary sprigs, along with fresh or dried apricots, around the roast when serving.
When checking the doneness of the roast, remove it from the oven when the thermometer reads 5°F less than the desired temperature. The roast will continue to cook as it stands, covered, before being sliced.
Seasoned rice pilaf, buttered carrots and lettuce wedges with blue cheese dressing complement the rich flavors of this roast.