Pork

Apple Sausage Appetizers

Ingredients:

2 jars (23 oz size) unsweetened chunky applesauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 pounds fully cooked kielbasa or Polish sausage -- cut into 1/2" slices
1 medium onion -- chopped

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine applesauce and brown sugar. Stir in sausage and onion.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in X 9-in X 2-in baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350F for 40 - 45 minutes or until bubbly.
 

Bacon-Wrapped Pork & Apple Patties

Ingredients:

1 pound ground pork -- lean
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme -- crushed
1/3 cup applesauce
1 egg -- slightly beaten
1/4 cup minced green onion
4 bacon slices
1 large tart apple -- cored and wedged
1/2 medium onion -- cut in small wedges
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine oats, sage, salt, pepper, and thyme. Stir in applesauce, egg and green onion; mix well. Stir in ground pork until well blended.
  2. Form into patties about 3/4 to 1-inch thick. Wrap a bacon strip around each patty; secure with a toothpick. Grill or broil 4-5 minutes on each side.
  3. Meanwhile in a small skillet, cook and stir apples and onions in hot oil until tender. Sprinkle lightly with salt; serve with patties.
 

Cheddar, Apple And Ham Melt

Ingredients:

8 slices sourdough bread -- 1/4-inch thick
2 tablespoons butter -- at room temperature
1/4 pound smoky ham cut into slices
dijon-style mustard -- optional
1 small bosc pear or granny smith apple, cored, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
6 ounces medium or sharp cheddar cheese -- coarsely grated

Directions:

  1. Generously butter 1 side of each bread slice. Turn over half the slices of the bread so the buttered side is down. Place a slice of ham on each bread slice, folding ham to fit if necessary. Spread mustard lightly, if desired. Top with 4 or 5 pear or apple slices per sandwich; top with the cheese. (If you have only a single layer of fruit slices, the apple or pear will wilt rather than remain crisp.) Place the remaining bread slices on top, buttered side up. Press down to compress if the sandwich seems too thick.
  2. Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place the sandwiches in the skillet, in batches if necessary; cover. Cook until the undersides are golden brown and the cheese has begun to melt, about 2-3 minutes. Uncover; turn the sandwiches with a spatula. Press firmly to flatten them slightly. Cook until the undersides are golden brown, about 1 minute. Turn the sandwiches again; press. Cook until the cheese has melted, about 30 seconds. Cut each sandwich in half; serve hot.
 

Garlic Apple Pork Roast Recipe

Ingredients:

4 pounds boneless whole pork loin roast
12 ounces apple jelly
1/2 cup water
2 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

  1. Cut the roast in half: place in a 5-quart slow cooker. In a bowl, combine the jelly, water and garlic; pour over roast. Sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 8-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 160º and meat is tender.
  3. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with cooking juices if desired.
 

Roast Pork With Apple-Mustard Glaze Recipe

Ingredients:

3 pounds boneless pork sirloin roast
1/2 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Dijon style mustard
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 tart apples, cored and cut in wedges
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place roast in shallow roasting pan. Stir together apple juice concentrate, vinegar, honey-mustard, soy sauce and seasonings; brush over pork. Roast 45 minutes, basting occasionally with apple juice mixture.
  3. Add apple wedges to pan; continue to roast another 30-45 minutes, until internal temperature of roast is 155-160 degrees. Remove from oven; strain juices into saucepan. Add water to make 1 cup.
  4. In small bowl stir together cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water; add to saucepan; cook and stir over high heat until thickened and bubbly.
  5. Slice roast; serve with apples and sauce.
 

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