Sticky maple pork with apples

Sticky maple pork with apples

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Pork fillet makes a quick supper and is quite low in fat. Try this dish with crispy onion rice on the side

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal303
  • fat13g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre1g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.52g
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  • 600g pork fillet
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 eating apple, cored and cut into eighths



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 1 garlic, crushed



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp white or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard


  1. Cut the pork into 3cm thick slices. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan, add the pork, then fry on both sides until lightly browned, about 5 mins in total. Lift out of pan and set aside. Add apples to the pan, then cook for 3-4 mins until starting to soften.

  2. Stir in the garlic, maple syrup, vinegar and 3 tbsp water, bring to the boil, then return the meat to the pan along with any juices. Simmer for a few more mins, stirring until the pork is cooked through and the sauce is thick and sticky. Stir in the wholegrain mustard, then serve with plain or Crispy onion rice (recipe below).

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Comments (23)

cshobbs's picture

Good but not fantastic.
I added some stock with the maple syrup. This meant that the sauce wasn't too sickly sweet and the syrup/vinegar didn't burn on the bottom of the pan. Also I found the original recipe rather dry.

lindyloupy's picture

This is delicious and incredibyquick and easy to do. Recommend to anyone.

classychick31's picture

A really lovely dish, although like others it could do with having more sauce made up. The pork is delicious and goes very well with the sticky apples. I served it with crushed new potatoes, a firm favourite from now on!

sylwiasocha's picture

OMG! This is tasty! I served it with thin noodles, went perfectly well, my boyfriend has even bookmarked it for me, so I'm pretty sure we will cook it again. Super quick, took only 20 minutes. The only thing that I improved a wee bit was the amount of sauce. I feel it needs a bit mroe sauce. Overall, amazing!

allie80's picture

I served it with mashed potatoes as I had some that needed using up but think it would work well with rice. I also served it with broccoli and carrots to up the vegetable content. The flavours were delicious but I felt that it needed more sauce, particularly if you were to serve it with rice, as there was not even as much as shown in the photo.

ecchapman's picture

This dish has become a regular treat. Serving it with sweet roasted garlic turns it into a dinner party dish - you need to know your guests though!

glenyst's picture

Can anybody tell me how many servings this makes?

charley22's picture

Made this the other night and it was delicious! Very sweet but I think it goes well with the pork. I did mashed potatoes but next time I would try it with the rice. I also doubled the sauce recipe so there was enough to put on the potatoes too!

natlee89's picture

Very yum, but sickly sweet. Would reduce the amount of syrup next time.

jennerdei's picture

Loved it. The rice was nice change and easy to do. Though I do use a rice cooker, my kids loved the rice. A great idea for pork and very tasty.. Served it it with cabbage. A big hit.

argosdiva's picture

Lovely recipe. We all really enjoyed it. The rice was fab too and I used the left over rice to stuff peppers the next night - yum!

sarahec's picture

Very yummy, add a extra apple and some honey, delish!

pjrome's picture

Delicious particularly with the onion rice. I had run out of maple syrup in the store cupboard, so used golden syrup instead. Hugely successful and second helpings by everyone! The only negative is that it took longer to cook than I was expecting. Worth it though

kd1838's picture

Very good basic meal. Used honey instead of Maple syrup, and just had with plain rice. Cheap!

shalashaska's picture

Very easy and tasty, but next time I would use less apple and more sauce.

midgeholeberyl's picture

As I didn't have the apples I substituted pineapple. Excellent !! We like lots of sauce so I doubled the sauce mixture. Will definitely retry it with apples.
I particularly liked the crispy onion rice and added a few chopped mushrooms.

loustar14's picture

I tried this recipe with premium brand bramley apple and pork sausages cut into chunks and it worked really well. The sauce could have been a bit thicker but the taste was great! I might try making this again with a tsp cornflour mixed with the sauce or simmer it for slightly longer.

hexane's picture

It's a pity the maximum star rating is only 5 because this deserves a 6! I thought it was fantastic. I served it with the crispy onion rice and found that was worth the extra effort. A wonderful meal that I shall be cooking again.

tphotiou's picture

This was a nice recipe and very tasty. I thought the apples were brilliantly sweet and sticky and went really well with the sticky rice. I have to say though that I prefer my pork with a bit more sauce though and this recipe doesn't give off much sauce. If I was to make again, I would try it with a lighter tasting meat like turkey. Probably won;t make this again with the pork.

daisydoo40's picture

Check out my recipe for sausages with honey and mustard, apples and potatoes. Very similar, but the results, I think are much nicer. This recipe was very tasty though.


Questions (2)

vreneli's picture

How many servings does this make?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi there. This recipe serves 4 people. This information has now been added above.

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