Showcasing the best of fall's flavors, this hearty dish combines tart apples with smoky bacon, pungent cabbage, and sweet maple syrup. The apples and vegetables cook along with the pork so the flavors are harmonious. Full-flavored, tart apples, such as Granny Smith, Jonagold, Albemarle (Newtown) Pippin, Roxbury Russet, or Winesap, provide the best flavor.

Domenica Marchetti
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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

Yield:
10 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 1/2 cup apple mixture)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375º.

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  • Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork; cook 15 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove pork from the pan. Add onion and bacon to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Return pork to pan. Add apple and remaining ingredients, and bring to a simmer. Place pan in oven. Bake, uncovered, at 375º for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155º, turning pork after 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; calories from fat 34%; fat 9.8g; saturated fat 3.5g; mono fat 4.3g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 25.7g; carbohydrates 17.6g; fiber 2.8g; cholesterol 70mg; iron 1.4mg; sodium 333mg; calcium 50mg.