Sluggish-cooked pork with cider and apples, completed with a splash of cream. A beautiful comforting casserole that makes use of cheap pork shoulder steaks.
Serve with mashed potatoes and inexperienced veg for a hearty Winter dinner.
It is nonetheless chilly within the UK so I am making the entire consolation meals dishes. This one has been examined, then re-tested a number of instances.
Not as a result of it wanted it.
Simply because I prefer it 😉
We’re utilizing a comparatively low-cost minimize of meat and cooking it within the oven for about 2 hours altogether.
I’ve included some directions on methods to make this within the gradual cooker too – try the notes part of the recipe card.
📋 What do we’d like?
- I take advantage of pork shoulder steaks as a result of they’ve slightly little bit of fats working by way of them – which retains the pork pretty and tender. Minimize off any massive sections of fats, then slice the remainder into massive chunks (I minimize every steak into 3 or 4 chunks).
- It’s also possible to use a boneless pork shoulder joint and chop into massive chunks for those who desire.
- Pork loin steaks are okay – however they’ve much less fats, so watch out to not overcook them, as they’ll go dry. I might cook dinner them for half-hour much less altogether.
- Cider – that is alcoholic dry cider. You possibly can change with dry apple juice for those who desire.
🔪 Find out how to make this Pork and Apple Casserole
Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the **finish of this publish**.
- Sear the pork in a pan with oil, salt and pepper.
- Add onions and mushrooms, cooking for a couple of minutes to melt the mushrooms. Then add in garlic.
- Stir in slightly flour to coat the pork, then add in cider, inventory and sage. Cowl with a lid and cook dinner within the oven for 90 minutes.
- After 90 minutes add in cream and a couple of sliced apples. Prepare dinner for an additional 25 minutes within the oven.
👩🍳PRO TIP You possibly can add extra apple and mushrooms to this dish to make it stretch additional – serving as much as 6 folks.
Serve topped with just a few recent sage leaves. I prefer to serve mine with creamy mashed potatoes and roasted radishes.
🍽️ What to serve it with
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Creamy Pork and Apple Casserole with Cider
Sluggish-cooked pork with cider and apples, completed with a splash of cream. A comforting casserole that makes use of cheap pork shoulder steaks.
Preheat the oven to 170c/325f.
Add the two tbsp of oil to a big casserole pan and warmth over a medium-high warmth.
Add the chunks of pork and sprinkle over the ½ tsp every of salt and pepper. Brown the pork on either side – this could take about 5-6 minutes altogether.
Flip the warmth all the way down to medium and add within the diced onion and 12 button mushrooms which were sliced in half. Prepare dinner for five minutes, stirring sometimes, till the onion softens.
Add within the 2 cloves of minced garlic and cook dinner for an additional minute.
Sprinkle over the two tbsps of flour and stir all of it in to coat the meat, onion and mushrooms.
Pour within the 240ml (1 cup) of cider and the 420ml (1 ¾ cups) of hen inventory. Add within the ½ tsp of dried sage.
Flip up the warmth and convey to the boil, scraping up any bits that may have caught to the underside of the pan.
Place a lid on the dish and place within the oven for 90 minutes. Test a few instances in direction of the tip of cooking and add a splash of water or inventory if it is beginning to look slightly dry.
Take away the casserole from the oven and add within the sliced apples and the 80ml (⅓ cup) of cream.
Stir collectively, place the lid again on the dish and place again within the oven for 25 minutes – till the apples are tender.
Take away from the oven and serve. I prefer to high mine with just a few recent sage leaves and a few very thinly sliced apple for a little bit of crunch. I like to serve this dish with mashed potatoes, cabbage and roasted radishes.
Sure – make the casserole (together with cooking with the cream and apples) then rapidly cool, cowl and refrigerate for as much as two days.
Reheat within the oven, lined, at 175C/325F for 30-40 minutes till piping sizzling all through. Chances are you’ll want so as to add a splash of inventory to loosen the sauce.
You possibly can additionally reheat in a pan over a low-medium warmth, stirring recurrently for about Quarter-hour, or till piping sizzling all through.
Can I freeze it?
Sure – make the casserole, then cool, cowl and freeze. Defrost in a single day within the fridge, then reheat as per the make-ahead directions above.
Can I make it within the gradual cooker?
Sure – cook dinner in a big frying pan proper up till it is able to go within the oven, then as a substitute of cooking within the oven, switch to the gradual cooker. Prepare dinner on excessive for 3 hours or low for five hours.
After this time, add within the sliced apples and cook dinner for an additional hour (for prime or low warmth setting).
Stir within the cream proper earlier than serving.
For those who do not need to fiddle with including apples within the final hour of cooking, you may add them as quickly as you add every thing to the gradual cooker. The apples shall be softer and should crumble slightly, but it surely’s slightly less complicated and simpler and can nonetheless style nice.
The entire cooking time within the gradual cooker shall be 4 hours on a excessive warmth and 6 hours on low warmth.
I would additionally serve with a really thinly sliced apple for garnish too – so you could have a little bit of crunch and good apple flavour in there.
- Swap out the cider for dry apple juice
- Add greens – similar to child carrots and/or courgette (zucchini) chunks. These might be added proper earlier than the dish goes within the oven.
- Add inexperienced beans – on the similar time you add the apple.
- Add peas – only for the final 10 minutes of cooking.
- Swap out the cream for creme fraiche.
- Add a teaspoon of dijon or wholegrain mustard for slightly warmth kick.
Find out how to scale up and scale down this recipe
You possibly can halve this recipe to serve two folks. Use a small casserole pan. Halve the entire recipe portions EXCEPT the inventory – because the dish will dry out faster utilizing smaller portions. Use round 360ml (1 ½ cups) of inventory. Prepare dinner for a similar period of time as for the complete recipe.
You possibly can double this recipe by doubling the entire components. The frying of the pork and onions will take 10-Quarter-hour longer, however the remainder of the timings will stay the identical.
Dietary data is approximate, per serving, and doesn’t embrace aspect dishes. This recipe serves 4 folks.
Serving: 506gEnergy: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 19gFats: 21gSaturated Fats: 8gLdl cholesterol: 79mgSodium: 1081mgPotassium: 675mgFiber: 5gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 375IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg
This recipe was first revealed in October 2014. Up to date February 2021 with new pictures, video, just a few recipe tweaks and a little bit of housekeeping.
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