- 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 whole milk
- Additional salt and pepper to taste
- Minced fresh parsley, optional
- In a large 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.
- 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, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stir in cider and water.
- 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.
- 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. 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!"
"This is a great way to use up leftover pork roast too! I doubled the amt of mashed potatoes to get it to look like the picture, and added cut green beans to make it a 1-pot meal. Great down-home flavor!"