Top 7 Seasonal Pork and Apple recipes

Top 7 Seasonal Pork and Apple recipes

7 Seasonal Pork and Apple recipes

 

Are you looking to eat foods that are in season right now in the UK? We know it’s not always easy but after many years making, preparing and creating lots of pork products, we thought it would be useful to alert you to the beginning of apple season.

Pork and apple is a classic flavour-combination that’s hard to beat and the apple season has just begun. Running from September until February across most of the UK, apples are now available in many local greengrocers, farm shops and local farmers markets. You may even pick up some windfall apples from a neighbour or a friend if you ask around.

 

What food is in season now?

Using ingredients that are in season will help your meals taste great and reduce the amount of preservatives in your meals. Here’s a handy BBC GOOD FOOD guide to what foods are in season and when, for the UK. If you go by the adage ‘eat the seasons’ this can help keep your diet varied and should also help keep your costs down. As well as the wonderful Scottish seasonal fruits that we’ve had over the Summer, there’s lots of seasonal vegetables that are also now becoming available. We’ve  included some in our top 7 Seasonal Pork and Apple recipes selection below.

 

What’s the best apple variety to cook with pork?

Whether you’re using Golden Delicious, Gala or Granny Smith, it doesn’t really matter too much. Essentially you want a nice ripe apple that will soften down easily when heated. Here at Puddledub, our preference is Cox’s Pippin as we feel that little bit of sweetness works really well with the Puddledub Pork flavour.

 

Top 7 Seasonal Apple and Pork recipes

 

Here are 7 of our favourite Pork and Apple recipes. We’ve also detailed the pork cuts to use. Just click on the recipe titles to take you through to the recipes. 

1.      Pulled Pork with caramelised Apples and Sage

This recipe has a great aroma as well as a delicious flavour.  We suggest a pork shoulder cut for this recipe. Our pork shoulders come in 1kg, 2kg and 3kg cuts and we advise approx 125g of pork per portion. Browse Puddledub Pork shoulders

 

2.      Slow Cooker Cider Pulled Pork

Again another fabulous aroma to this recipe. Perfect for the days when the temperature has dropped and Autumn is definitely here. 

We recommend shoulder joints for making pulled pork due to the blend of muscle tissue and fat in this cut, which makes it ideal to stay juicy and succulent when slow cooked over several hours. 

 

3.      Pork Fillet/Tenderloin with apples

Not only is the pork delicious, but it’s roasted on top of sweet apples and onions. Savory, a touch of sweet and really easy steps in this recipe.

 

4.      Roast Pork with apples, cider vinegar and rosemary

Bit more time involved with this recipe but very rewarding with a really good mix of seasonal flavours #winning #combination

 

5.      Pork belly with bacon, apples and cider

Pork belly is one of our most popular cuts as it's very economical but full of flavour. Browse our pork belly cuts

 

6.      Mustardy Pork Lean Leg Steaks and Apples

Easy recipe to follow. All prepped and cooked in 25 minutes.  We recommend Puddledub Pork leg steaks

 

7.      Pork tenderloin with apples and butternut squash

Some seasonal vegetables included in this recipe. Browse pork tenderloin cuts. 

 

Here at Puddledub we also make our own Pork and Apple sausages and Pork and Apple burgers.

Browse our online shop for more fresh pork products or have a look at our deli selection of hams, pies and dry cured bacon.

Shop our beef, lamb and free range chicken.

 
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