Pork and apple casserole

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Serves: 4

By miniwedge

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 450ml chicken stock

  • 1 cooking apple, chopped

  • 3 slices streaky bacon, chopped

  • 450g pork shoulder, diced

  • 200ml cider, optional - but if not using, add another 200ml stock

  • 1 carrot, diced

  • 1 tbsp creme fraiche

  • 1 handful mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 pinch fresh sage, chopped or 1/2 tsp dried

Method

  1. Heat a frying pan and brown the pork steaks.
  2. Put the steaks in a casserole dish and lower the heat.
  3. Add the bacon, onions and carrots and cook until the onion is just starting to colour.
  4. Add the mushrooms and apple, then cook for another minute.
  5. Slowly pour in the cider (if using) and de-glaze the pan, then tip all into the casserole dish and add the chicken stock.
  6. Season to taste - I like to throw in some sage as well.
  7. Cover and cook on around 180C for about 90 minutes.
  8. Take the lid off, stir in the crème fraiche, then put back in oven but turn the oven off and shut the door.
  9. Serve with green vegetables.

Handy Hint

It's nice with either baked potatoes, or crusty bread, and lovely with rice.
You can leave out the crème fraiche for dairy-free, you can leave out the cider if you want to use it for babies (mine had it when they were eating lumpy food, you simply shred the pork for them).
This can also be done in the slow cooker - just brown the steaks first then bung everything in.

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Main Course

  • Winter

  • Meat

  • Low fat

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • apple

  • pork

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  • Caroline930 04/11/14 10:01

    I love this recipe, a delicious combination! I have made a few changes including reducing the liquid and changing the amount of veg/creme fraiche. You can see my recipe at http://lifestylebycaroline.com/pork-with-cider-and-apple/

  • robwillo72 15/03/14 19:31

    Wow! Mams at work so dad (me) cooked this for me and my two lads, outstanding! made it with half the chicken stock and served it with rice, green beans and sweet potatoe mash and myself and the boys loved it!!

  • melijayne 22/06/13 09:57

    Made this for dinner yesterday. browned the pork for a bit in the frying pan first, and also slightly grilled the bacon for a few minutes on each side before cutting it up into bits, then put all the ingredients (minus the cider) into the slow cooker for the day (apart from the crème fraiche which I added at the end). We had it with rice, it tasted delicious! next time I'll add double the amount of bacon stated in the recipe as I think a bit more would have perfected the recipie. Very easy, delicious meal to make!

  • dogrilla 05/12/11 20:18

    Bloody marvellous! Put some extra carrots in to bulk it up as didn't have any mushrooms in the house. It was delicious. Will def do again.

  • FessaEst 26/11/11 11:19

    Really yummy, pork was really tender. A hit with DD1 (2), served with sweet potato mash & beans. I had too much liquid so will use less stock next time.