Cider Pork Stew Recipes with Pear and Apples

By | November 20, 2008

Apple Cider Pork Stew Recipes

Cider Pork Ingredients:

1 pound pork, lean, roast, raw, top loin
1½ medium carrot, cut into ½ inch long pieces
1½ medium potato, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 medium onion, sliced
¼ cup fresh celery, chopped
½ medium apple, seeded and chopped coarsely
1½ tablespoon tapioca, quick cooking or other white flour
1 cup apple juice or apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon caraway seeds
1/8 teaspoon thyme, dried
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Salt to taste
½ medium celery stalks, only leaves (optional)


  1. Cut pork into 1 inch small cubes. Trim all the visible fat from the pork.
  2. Combine quick cooking tapioca with pepper, thyme and salt. Toss with the lean meat.
  3. In a medium size slow cooker combine this pork along with carrots, potatoes, onions, celery and apple. Stir in apple juice or apple cider vinegar and caraway seeds.
  4. Cover the cooker and cook on low flame for about 10 to 11 hours. If you set the slow cooker on medium to high flame then you may need to cook for about 5 to 6 hours. Stir occasionally to prevent the meat and spices sticking at the bottom of the pan. If needed add 1/8 cup water to prevent burning at the bottom.
  5. When the meat is cooked through you may taste and adjust the seasonings. Serve hot. If desired you may garnish each individual serving with a spring of celery. This recipe serves

Health tip:

  • Choose only lean cuts of pork and trim all the visible fat before cooking. Red pork has high saturated fat and cholesterol content, which can be minimized by trimming the fat and choosing lean cuts of meat. Excess consumption of cholesterol and saturated fats in the diets has been linked to many life threatening conditions like obesity, diabetes, high blood cholesterol levels, heart diseases and stroke.
  • You may substitute pork with any other lean meat of your choice. But make sure to choose only lean cuts and trim off the excess fat before cooking.
  • This recipe provides about 330 calories and 11 gm fat per serving. It can be considered a high protein recipe as it provides about 29 gm protein per serving.
  • The apple juice or apple cider vinegar and chopped apples will give a sweet touch to this stew. If you do not prefer a sweet taste with the meat then you may decrease the sweetness by replacing apple juice or apple cider vinegar with unsweetened white vinegar.
Cider pork roast is a well known dish all across the globe and also a very famous dish among the health conscious as it uses the roasting method of cooking. It can form an important part of a high protein diet and is an easy dish to cook. Although it is originally considered to be a part of Chinese cuisine, today it is prepared and loved globally. One such recipe that can be tried is as under;

Apple cider pork roast recipe
Preparation time-30 minutes
Cooking time-7 hours
Number of servings- 8

Required ingredients:
Large onion finely chopped- 1
Medium sized chopped apple- 1
Garlic cloves-3
Apple cider- 2 cups
Water- 1 ½ cups
Ground ginger- ½ teaspoon
Flour- ¼ cup
Pork roast- 3 pounds
Vegetable oil- 2 teaspoons
Roughly chopped celery- 1 stalk
Finely chopped carrots- 4
Salt and pepper as per taste

Method of preparation:
  • Mix ½ of the chopped apples, ¼ of the chopped onions and garlic in a food processor bowl. Process it well till the paste becomes smooth. Add the apple cider and salt to this mixture and transfer all the contents to a slow cooker.
  • Mix the flour, ginger, salt and pepper in a separate container and lightly coat the pork roast with this mixture evenly on all sides. Pat off the excess mixture from the roast.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan and cook the pork roast in the oil till it turns golden brown all over. Remove this cooked roast from the frying pan and transfer it to the slow cooker. Add the chopped celery and the remaining onions and apples to this and cook on a low flame for 4 hours. Then add the carrots and cook for another 3 hours.
  • When the roast is cooked completely, remove it onto a hot plate and serve along with the remaining juices from the cooker.
Dietary Information:
This cider pork recipe provides about 235 calories per serving and 7.9 gm of fat. It can be called a high protein recipe as it provides 29-30 gm of protein per serving. It also keeps the cholesterol intake to just 60mg.
Health Tips:
  • Select only lean cuts of pork and cut off all the visible fat before cooking. This reduces the cholesterol and fat content.
  • Apple cider is a healthier way to add sweetness to a dish as compared to sugar or other sweeteners.