Sticky maple pork with apples

Sticky maple pork with apples

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 600g pork fillet
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 eating apples, cored and cut into eighths
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

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

  • 1 garlic, crushed
    Garlic

    Garlic

    gar-lik

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

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

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

Method

  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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argosdiva
28th Sep, 2010
4.05
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
17th Jul, 2010
4.05
Very yummy, add a extra apple and some honey, delish!
pjrome
2nd Jun, 2010
4.05
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
17th Feb, 2009
4.05
Very good basic meal. Used honey instead of Maple syrup, and just had with plain rice. Cheap!
shalashaska
26th Jan, 2009
4.05
Very easy and tasty, but next time I would use less apple and more sauce.
midgeholeberyl
10th Jan, 2009
4.05
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
28th Oct, 2008
4.05
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
25th Sep, 2008
5.05
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
4th Sep, 2008
3.05
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
21st Aug, 2008
4.05
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.

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