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Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Taste of Fall

Today I'm making one of my favorite seasonal dishes. If you like pork chops and apple sauce then this slow cooker recipe is bound to please.

Harvest Pork
2 cups Apple Cider
1 1/2- 2 lbs Pork Loin
2 Large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 whole butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 tsp cinnamon (I use about half of that)
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried sage

Heat 1 cup cider in hot skillet and sear all sides of the pork tenderloin.

Season pork with salt & pepper. Add pork and juices to slow cooker. Add second cup of cider to slow cooker.

In a bowl combine apples and squash with raisins and seasonings and toss well.

Cover pork with apple/squash mixture.

Cook low for 5-6 hours. Makes 4-6 servings

To serve: Slice pork thickly and serve topped with apples/squash mixture

I like to serve this dish with a side of mashed potatoes. I use the left over juices to make a tangy-sweet gravy. If you need more liquid for gravy simply add chicken broth. The key to a yummy gravy, in my opinion, is lots of pepper. It balances out the sweet of the cider.



Julie said...

So we don't eat pork. Think it would taste good with chicken??? Or turkey breast?

Stacey said...

This sounds so good! I am definitely giving this a try soon. Thanks Jen!

beBOLDjen said...

I think it would be really well with Turkey. Chicken, I am not as sure. I assume it would work.

Sassy Granny ... said...

I just copied this so I could give it a try this weekend. I KNOW hubby will love it!