The hubby and I went bonkers over this dish. We've just moved back to the Midwest, land of the delicious grain-fed pork, and I thought this recipe looked great: tasty and easy! The hubby was skeptical about apples and pork together, but I convinced him that it's a classic combo. I used Granny Smith apples and a pork rib roast, which was less fatty, and just browned it in a heavy skillet. The pork was falling apart, and the apples just *barely* held their shape. (I peeled them; I don't know if I'll have the patience to do that next time!) The apples were nice and tart, not over-sweet. We were both very pleased with the taste, and it's put us in the mood for mulled cider. :) Great recipe, Dancer! Thanks!
This was nice. I used some thick pork chops with the apples and juice and sugar and cooked it on low for 6 hours. Just like pork with an apple sauce.
Dancer, this was the best pork roast I have ever made-bar none! Wonderful autumn meal!
true to review this made my house smell amazing. my husband loved coming home to this yummy dish!
I will admit I did not follow the recipe exactly but rather used it as a guideline. I came close though! I used a mixture of Granny Smith and Fiji Apples, but I also added a sliced onion and a cinnamon stick but left out the brown sugar. I used quite a bit more apple juice than was called for as well. When it was dinner time, I strained the apple juice/cooking liquids and reduced them down by more than 2/3 (it was quite dark and syrupy), added in some cream, reduced it some more (by about 1/3) then finished it with a shot of Calvados and whisked in some cold butter then adjusted seasonings with salt and freshly ground pepper. I swear I'm not aiming for coronary disease, just tastiness. And did I ever succeed! Thank you so much for posting this recipe. It was the springboard for a dinner my entire family absolutely devoured. That's no small feat either. This is one I'll use often!
I made this for dinner tonight and it was great. The whole house smelled sweet and yummy. I used a roast a little under 4 lbs and about 5 apples. The apples cooked down just like homemade applesauce. It was very yummy. My husband isn't a fan of mashed potatoes so we had it with baked. I am definetly going to make this again. Thank you for the recipe!
Was going to post and found it was already here. I used this for company a while back and everyone enjoyed it. DH isn't crazy about the pork and apple combo but even he said it was good. I served it with new red potatoes. It was a great way to have supper ready for company without a lot of last minute preparation. One tip, make sure your roast is well trimmed before broiling so it doesn't take as long.