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Farmhouse Pork and Apple Pie

Total Time

Prep: 70 min. Bake: 2 hours


10 servings

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 the wonderful flavor is well worth the effort. —Suzanne Strocsher, Bothell, Washington
Farmhouse Pork and Apple Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  1. In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings. Increase heat to medium-high. Add onions to drippings; cook until tender, 5-7 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain. Reduce heat to medium.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Toss pork with flour. Working in batches, brown pork in drippings, adding oil if needed. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain. Remove skillet from heat; discard drippings. Return pork to skillet. Add bacon, onions, apples, sage, salt, nutmeg, and pepper. Stir in cider and water.
  3. Bake, covered, until pork is tender, about 2 hours. Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 10-15 minutes.
  4. Preheat broiler. Drain potatoes. Mash, gradually adding 3 tablespoons butter, enough milk to reach desired consistency and salt and pepper. Spread potatoes over pork mixture. Melt remaining butter; brush over potatoes. Broil 6 in. from heat until topping is browned, about 5 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 467 calories, 22g fat (9g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 603mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • Jodi
    Oct 21, 2020

    Really good!! I loved it, neighbor loved it, daughter loved it, dog loved licking up the empty pan but my husband thought it was a little bland. Maybe next time I make it I will add cranberries to give it a little ZING for him. The only crappy thing was that it was pretty labor intensive but well worth it in the end. Also, I used maple flavored bacon instead of just regular bacon and I used 4 granny smith apples instead of 3. I will def make this again!

  • bernerlover
    Oct 3, 2020

    This was really good. Only change I made was I added cubed potatoes to it (instead of mashed on top) and cooked it in my instant pot. It turned out really good-hubby loved it too.

  • doxymama
    Sep 20, 2020

    Absolutely delicious - the perfect comfort food in fall and winter!!!

  • tptaylor13
    Jan 2, 2020

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  • susanmakiko
    Aug 13, 2019

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  • Rebecca1492
    Mar 10, 2019

    This is time consuming to make. And yet...I continue to make it every fall and through the winter. The entire family loves this warm, comforting dish. This is one I will be passing down to my children in my special recipe book.

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  • Karen
    Jul 30, 2017

    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.

  • roseyacresfarm56
    Nov 7, 2016

    Turn out Great will be a winter dish, when the snow flies. makes a lot when having guest!!!