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Harvest Pork Stew

This warming stew features tasty golden squash, moist tender pork and sweet apples for an interesting change of pace from traditional beef stew.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless pork, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed (3 cups)
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and cubed


  • In a large saucepan, cook the pork, onion and garlic in butter until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the broth, salt, rosemary, sage and bay leaf.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add squash and apples; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until squash and apples are tender. Discard bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 289 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 853mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 6g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • dlyn9smith
    Feb 17, 2014

    I did not put apples, instead I added 2 large Idaho potatoes, 1 large sweet potato, and half head of cabbage. It was delicious. My husband loved it. I used the exact measurements on everything else, and I cooked it in the crockpot all day. It filled my house with wonderful smells. I would recommend this stew with my added ingredients.

  • snmckey
    Nov 7, 2013

    This is a family favorite, especially with our boys. Even as teenagers, they would ask me to make this and now our daughter-in-law makes it for her family. The combination of pork, squash and apples is wonderful!

  • smagal
    Sep 24, 2011

    I found apple to be a strange thing to put in a stew, but since we have a ton of apples from our apple tree I thought I would try it. The broth tasted good, but the apple just seemed out of place.

  • LynnieKalina
    Oct 19, 2010

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  • Trilby Yost
    Sep 22, 2010

    I have to admit I was sceptical about this recipe. But I had some pork that I needed to use, so I took the gamble. I knew it was a winner when I served it to my DH's football-watching buddies and they finished off the the whole pan. I should have doubled the recipe!