Very enjoyable dish. I modified slightly to use available supplies. Four nice Italian sweet sausages, a carrot,, in addition to apples2
McIntosh, a Red pepper and onion. Used chicken bullion and no salt. Added about 1/4 cup orange juice. Dry sage, tsp. And generous shake of black pepper.
We ate ons sausage each and about half veggies. Leftovers will be even better as stews always are.
The apple with the pork is perfect! Since it cooks in stages, I had each stage set up on a place ready to be thrown into the pot which made it easier. I also didn't have an ovenproof skillet, so I cooked it entirely in a giant soup type pot and it turned out great! Cooked it in about the same amount of time.