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Farmhouse Pork and Apple Pie Recipe

Farmhouse Pork and Apple Pie Recipe

I've always loved pork and apples together, and this recipe combines them nicely to create a comforting main dish. It calls for a bit of preparation, but my family and I agree that its wonderful flavor makes it well work the extra effort. -Suzanne Strocsher, Bothell, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. Bake: 2 hours YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Canola oil, optional
  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • Additional salt and pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • 1. Cook bacon in an ovenproof 12-in. skillet until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. In drippings, saute onions until tender; remove with slotted spoon and set aside. Dust pork lightly with flour. Brown a third at a time in drippings, adding oil if needed. Remove from the heat and drain.
  • 2. To the pork, add the bacon, onions, apples, sage, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stir in cider and water. Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours or until pork is tender.
  • 3. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  • 4. Drain and mash with milk and 3 tablespoons butter. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove skillet from the oven and spread potatoes over pork mixture.
  • 5. Melt remaining butter; brush over potatoes. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 5 minutes or until topping is browned. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 467 calories, 22 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 603 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 36 g protein.