Friday, October 12, 2007

Eliza's Pork & Apples~ Two Ways...

Pork, apples, sweet onion, honey mustard...this is one yummy dish! A special thanks to Eliza, who hooked up this recipe. Which, to be honest is a Crock Pot recipe that I ended up making in the oven this time! Hence, "two ways" this can be made in the crock pot or in a corning ware in the oven.

Eliza's Crock Pot Pork w/ Apples & Beth's oven version

2 large apples peeled and cut into 1" pieces
1 large sweet onion
2-3 lb boneless rolled pork roast or pork tri-tip
honey mustard (Beaver Honey Mustard is highly recommended!!)
salt pepper
1 T cornstarch
2 T water

In the crockpot lay down the cut apples and chopped onions. Cover the roast in honey mustard and salt and pepper to your liking. Place the roast on top of the apples and onions and cook on low for 7-8 hours. When roast is finished, in a pot, wisk together the cornstarch and water. Remove the roast from the crockpot and keep warm. Add apples, onions, and all juices to the cornstarch and water and stir over medium flame until it boils and thickens.
Slice the pork roast and cover with the thickened sauce.

I used 3 apples (2 golden delicious and one honeycrisp and left the peels on, and used a pork tenderloin because it was what I had on hand, and of course 'round here the only honey mustard we use is the BEAVER. I placed the apples & onions in a corningwear and the tenderloin on top, covered in mustard and baked at 350 for about 45 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 160 (med-well) to 170 (well). Then removed the tenderloin onto a plate, poured the corningwear contents into a sauce pot and followed sauce thickening directions above.

We served it with a steamed artichoke and homemade applesauce for desert. For artichoke Dippin I mixed 2 spoonfulls of mayo with 2 spoonfulls of light sour cream and 1 spoonfull of crushed roasted garlic (from a jar- don't tell Nate! :) It was delicious and I can't wait to make it again! I'll post the recipe followed propperly/ the crock pot method next time!

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