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Farmhouse Pork and Apple Pie

 Farmhouse Pork and Apple Pie
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
10 ServingsPrep: 70 min. Bake: 2 hours

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

  • 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.
  • To the pork, add the bacon, onions, apples, sage, nutmeg, salt and

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Farmhouse Pork and Apple Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • pepper. Stir in cider and water. Cover and bake at 325° for 2
  • hours or until pork is tender.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.