This is a hearty stew with tons of flavor, it can also be made in a crockpot. Serve this with crusty bread or basmati rice. This tastes even better the following day! The first time I made this recipe I used 1-1/2 cups apple cider vinegar instead of apple cider, I picked out the meat and had to throw away the rest, please don't make the same mistake, use only apple cider for this or you can use apple juice. This is really good even with omitting the dried apricots, but better with them!