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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 worth the extra effort. —Suzanne Strocsher, Bothell, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. Bake: 2 hours YIELD:10 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 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, nutmeg, salt 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. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Karen User ID: 567231 270123
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7489750 256502
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2016

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

mom5 User ID: 32139 1103
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"Made this for dinner tonight and it was wonderful, with a few changes. I added carrot coins, frozen corn, cauliflower, and french cut string beans, thawed slightly, and steamed for 60 seconds in the microwave. I also added a can of low-sodium golden mushroom soup. Will definitely make again."

LawP User ID: 5570373 2167
Reviewed May. 20, 2013

"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!"

Rebecca1492 User ID: 6409129 1940
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"<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>


angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 2775
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"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!"

Jeaniewiththelightbrownhair User ID: 6270386 1966
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"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."

krazeechristine User ID: 4339076 2095
Reviewed May. 3, 2011

"AWESOME!! You need to try this!"

cwbuff User ID: 441425 3072
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2009

"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!"

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