Sticky maple pork with apples

Sticky maple pork with apples

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(33 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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27th Jul, 2014
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.
7th May, 2014
This is delicious and incredibyquick and easy to do. Recommend to anyone.
4th Apr, 2013
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!
17th May, 2012
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!
18th Apr, 2012
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.
28th Feb, 2012
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!
23rd Nov, 2011
Can anybody tell me how many servings this makes?
15th Nov, 2011
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!
9th Apr, 2011
Very yum, but sickly sweet. Would reduce the amount of syrup next time.
28th Feb, 2011
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.


4th Jul, 2014
How many servings does this make?
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16th Jul, 2014
Hi there. This recipe serves 4 people. This information has now been added above.
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