Pork Roast with Apple & Cider Sauce

Looking for something special but easy to do? This Pork Roast with Apple & Cider Sauce is the recipe you should consider! The catch? It takes a bit of time to cook, but it’s well worth the wait… Make sure to choose a piece of pork with some fat so the meat stays moist as it roasts.

Pork Roast with Apple & Cider Sauce - The Beginner's Cookbook recipe
Pork Roast with Apple & Cider Sauce – The Beginner’s Cookbook recipe

What you need:

  • A knife and a chopping board
  • An oven proof dish
  • 2 pots for the sauce
  • A pot and a colander for the pasta

Ingredients for 4 persons:

  • 700gr – 1kg pork joint
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 60gr (~5 tablespoons) butter
  • 50cl dry cider
  • 30cl chicken stock
  • 3 apples (I used golden)
  • Thyme
  • Salt & pepper
  • Fresh Pasta (I used Tagliatelle)

Ready to go?

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Prepare the roast:
    • Put it in an oven proof dish.
    • Drizzle olive oil.
    • Cut little pieces of butter and put them on top of the pork joint.
    • Add salt and pepper, and the thyme on top as well.
    • Put in the oven for 30 minutes, making sure to baste meat every 10 minutes.
  • While the pork is in the oven, let’s prepare the sauce:
    • Pour 50cl of cider in the pan on high heat and make it reduce half.
    • Add the chicken stock to 30cl water in another pot on high heat and make it reduce half.
    • Then add the chicken stock to the cider, add salt and pepper, and make it reduce half again.
  • Once the pork has been in the oven for 30 minutes, pour the cider sauce, and add the apple chunks.
  • Put the pork back to the oven for 40 minutes, basting the meat every 15 minutes.
  • Once ready, remove the dish from the oven, set it aside and cover it with aluminum foil for 15 minutes.
  • Then, the final steps:
    • Keep the apples in some aluminum foil so they stay warm.
    • Same with the meat.
    • Pour the sauce in a pot and boil for 5 minutes, adding a bit of butter (2 tablespoons).
    • Cook the fresh pasta following package instructions (usually 2-3 minutes).
    • Slice the meat.
  • Serve everything on a plate.
  • BON APPÉTIT !
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