Sticky maple pork with apples

Sticky maple pork with apples

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(29 ratings)

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
    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



    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
    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


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