Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
This is a really tasty pork casserole.
- 2 lbs boneless pork, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 -2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
- 2 cups apple cider (apple cider is best to use) or 2 cups apple juice (apple cider is best to use)
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can chicken broth
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 -3 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 -3 teaspoons dried thyme
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika, to taste
- 1⁄2 cup evaporated milk
- 1 egg yolk
- 3 -4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced (macintosh is good)
- 2 -3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- In a oven-proof Dutch oven, combine the cider, fresh garlic (if using), broth, onion, celery, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, salt, paprika and pepper, add in the cubed pork; heat to boiling, reduce heat, simmer partially covered until the pork is tender (about 1 hour).
- Mix the evaporated milk with the egg yolk; stir into the pork mixture.
- On a small plate, work the butter and flour together; whisk into pork mixture in the pot.
- Cook, stirring constantly until thickened.
- Stir in lime juice.
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Transfer the pork mixture into a 1-1/2 quart baking dish.
- Arrange the sliced apples evenly over the top.
- Sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake for 20-35 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.
As always Kittencal comes up with another keeper! I served this over rice as the sauce is thinner in type, at least mine was. Had a super "sweet N sour" taste to it. I used a pork tenderloin and apple cider. Will make again and once again thanks Kittencal!
My dh & I enjoyed this dish very much. It is easy to make and has wonderful textures and flavours. The lime juice keeps it from being sweet and the evaporated milk, egg yolk and butter help to create a silky smooth sauce. The pork and apples were very tender and the cheese crust just topped off the casserole for us. Thanks so much for sharing Kitten.
Growing up in a German household, this recipe sounded very tasty, and it was to me. The rest of the family was very hesitant to try a sweet pork & apple combination. If your family is more adventurous than mine, go for it.