Pork and Apple Hot Pot

Recipe by chia2160
READY IN: 4hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 1.
  • Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil and add onions.
  • Sauté until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add bacon to pan and sauté until fat is rendered and bacon begins to brown, about 3 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon, leaving behind as much fat as possible.
  • Add bacon to onions and set aside.
  • In a freezer bag, mix together flour and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Add 3 chops, seal and shake until chops are coated.
  • Shake off excess flour and place chops on a plate.
  • Flour remaining 3 chops and add to plate; reserve spiced flour.
  • Return skillet to medium heat.
  • Add chops 3 at a time, searing on both sides then transferring to a plate; reserve oily skillet.
  • Peel, core and cut the apples in two.
  • Slice each half into thin wedges.
  • In an ovenproof pot (preferably glazed ceramic) 8 inches in diameter and 5 inches deep, layer ingredients compactly as follows: a layer of onions and bacon, 3 chops, a layer of apple slices, some more onions and bacon, the final 3 chops, a layer of apple slices, remaining onions and bacon, and a final layer of apples.
  • Add spiced flour to oily skillet.
  • If pan is dry, add a small amount of oil.
  • Place pan over medium-low heat and whisk flour into oil to make a smooth paste.
  • Slowly add apple cider, whisking until smooth.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, then pour into pot, letting it filter slowly to bottom.
  • Cover pot with a lid or waxed paper and foil.
  • Place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake until chops are tender and apples are very soft, about 3 hours.
  • Serve hot.
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