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Harvest Pork Stew

Rated as 4.26 out of 5 Stars

"I first tried this recipe a year ago and it is unbelievably good! I never realized that adding two apples would give this savory stew such a hint of sweetness."
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1 h 40 m servings 465
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook until lightly browned on all sides. Stir in the garlic and onion, and continue to cook until the onion has softened, and the pork is firm, and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  2. Place the pork and onions into a large saucepan. Pour in the chicken broth, and season with salt, rosemary, sage, and the bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in the butternut squash, apples, potatoes, and carrots. Return to a simmer, then cook, uncovered until the squash and apples are tender, about 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and serve.


  • Slow Cooker Method:
  • Lightly brown the pork in the butter or oil and cook until firm and opaque. Add to the slow cooker along with remaining ingredients. Cook on High for 1 hour, then reduce heat to Low and simmer 4 hours, or until tender.
  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 465 calories; 21.3 42.6 27.4 80 365 Full nutrition

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Excellent! I made this tonight in my slow cooker with the pork chunks, red potatoes, onions, baby carrots, and apple (didn't have the squash). It turned out super tender and SO tasty.

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I tried it with chicken breast instead of pork and it turned out well. I put everything in the slow cooker without any precooking. I also used fresh squash instead of frozen. I liked it but n...

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Excellent! I made this tonight in my slow cooker with the pork chunks, red potatoes, onions, baby carrots, and apple (didn't have the squash). It turned out super tender and SO tasty.

Delicious! I doubled it for big family gathering, put it in 5 qt. pan. Didn't have room to double potatoes and apples, but still great. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe! I added apple ...

This stew was delicious! After sauteeing the onion and garlic w/ the pork, I threw in the carrots, potatoes and some mushrooms and sauteed it for a bit longer. Then I poured in one cup of the ...

My entire family, iincluding my in-laws loved this. I made due with what I had. I pre-heated the pork as suggested, added the broth, onion, rosemary, sage, 2 cubed apples, baby carrots, red pepp...

What a wonderful recipe. I did, however, make some changes. I used parsnips and turnips instead of butternut squash and potatoes. And it gave it a lot more flavor. I also thickened it at the...

I used fresh squash and left out the carrots because I didn't have any.Used a combination of Braeburn and Granny Smith apples and left the peels on my potatos cause I like em that way! got mixe...

I didn't have any sage or rosemary, so I just seasoned mine with salt and pepper. I added a little apple cider to the pot, and some chopped celery. I really wanted to try one of the 'dinner in...

My family really enjoyed this stew. The flavor of the butternut and the spices was amazing. And its a recipe you can add to or subtract from and make your own! We loved it!! Thanks!

Really a fine meal, and the pork was extremely tender!!!