- 1 pound sliced bacon, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 3 medium onions, chopped
- 3 pounds boneless pork, cubed
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- Cooking oil, optional
- 3 tart cooking 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 or margarine, divided
- Additional salt and pepper
- Snipped fresh parsley, optional
- 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 pork, add 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. In a saucepan, cook potatoes in boiling water 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.
Reviews forFarmhouse Pork and Apple Pie
"I made this exactly as the recipe was written, and thought it was amazing. It was a little difficult finding apple cider at this time of year, but I found some. I will definitely be making this again. There is nothing that I would change."
"Turn out Great will be a winter dish, when the snow flies. makes a lot when having guest!!!"
"The first time I made this I was transported to country dinners at the farm my Dad grew up on. I've used this recipe so many times over the years that the print and picture faded! Other than increasing the amount of mashed potatoes, I change nothing. Delicious!"
"<p>I make this several times thoughout the Fall and Winter. My family absoutely loves it, and I have a coule of picky eaters between the ages of 6 and 10 years. The pork is fall apart tender and so delicious when done. I make exactly as in the recipe, although I have read others comments and it certainly wouldn't hurt to double the potatoes.</p>"
"This was a little different and very good! The only change I made was to use 1 1/2 c. apple juice in place of the cider and water. Will be enjoying this again soon!"
"We LOVE this! I discovered it a few years ago and it has become a Family Fave! I make it several times a year and it is nothing short of fantastic! It's not fast food by any stretch.... start it early and just enjoy the process...and double the mashed potatoes."
"AWESOME!! You need to try this!"