Easy to prepare and perfect for the fall season, this apple cider-braised pork roast is bursting with flavor.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper and brown in the hot oil, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer to a roasting pan just large enough to hold it.

  • Combine apple cider, onions, garlic, and sage in a bowl; pour over pork and cover.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until pork is very tender, about 2 1/2 hours.

  • Remove pork from the liquid and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Skim and discard fat from the braising liquid; serve liquid alongside pork. Garnish with apple slices.

Cook's Notes:

You can use a leaner cut of pork, such as a pork leg roast, instead of shoulder.

Balance the sweetness of the braising liquid by whisking in a tablespoon or so of Dijon mustard after the pork has been cooked and removed, if you'd like.

You can use a different herb, such as thyme or rosemary, instead of sage. These herbs are more intense tasting, so reduce the amount called for to 2 teaspoons.

Nutrition Facts

322 calories; 15.8 g total fat; 89 mg cholesterol; 111 mg sodium. 18.2 g carbohydrates; 25.7 g protein; Full Nutrition