Excellent dish! I just made this great fall-flavored dish this week and we absolutely enjoyed the final result. My husband is not a big fan of fruit and savory, but loved this meal so it's a keeper for us! Super easy to make and hearty, this dish delivers. I did have to cook my pork roast with veggies & apples ~15-20 min longer than the recipe indicated to be sure they were done (I also covered the dish for the extra cook time to help it along), and to thicken my sauce, I added ~1 tbsp of cornstarch in the last 2-3 minutes of the boil stage. I also subsituted Evan Williams' Apple Harvest Whiskey for the Calvados as that's what I had on hand. Otherwise, I made as directed and served with roasted asparagus. We will absolutely make this one again and again; enjoy!
This was so much more delicious than I anticipated. I did make some changes based on what ingredients I had at hand and to reduce prep time. I used cognac/salignac instead of calvados, pears instead of apples, and fingerling potatoes instead of red potatoes. I cut the pork into tournedos so that I wouldn't have to take so long to bake the whole dish and fried the potato slices before adding pears and onions and putting in the oven for only 17 minutes. The sauce when I tasted it, tasted too sweet, but ended up being an ideal compliment for the pork and potatoes.