Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Pork shoulder is a cut of meat much easier on the budget. From the Mississippi Valley chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947. Roasting time approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 lbs pork shoulder (have butcher remove bones)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • Apple Stuffing

  • 14 lb salt pork, diced
  • 12 cup diced celery
  • 12 cup minced onion
  • 2 cups apples, peeled and diced
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, minced
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper


  1. For the stuffing: Cook salt pork until crisp.
  2. Remove from pan and cook celery and onion in fat until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add apples and sugar; cover pan and cook until apples are tender.
  4. Combine bread crumbs, parsley, seasonings and salt pork; mix well.
  5. Add cooked apple mixture and mix thoroughly.
  6. Fill cavity in pork roast with apple stuffing; fasten opening with poultry pins or skewers.
  7. Place in a roasting pan, season with salt and pepper and roast at 350F until an internal temperature reaches 185F on a thermometer (allow 30 to 35 minutes per pound, adding weight of dressing to calculations).
  8. When roast is half done, spread with mustard and finish roasting.