Pork with Apples and Creme Fraiche

Pork with Apples and Creme Fraiche

Classic West Country flavours are really captured in this simple dish. This smooth sauce benefits from fabulous, thick crème fraiche and could not be easier to make. If you are not keen on pork, try chicken or even veal.

  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • a walnut size piece of farmhouse butter
  • 1 large apple such as Cox or Braeburn, cored and cut into 16
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pork fillet, about 450g, cut into 1cm medallions
  • 150ml good cider or apple juice
  • 200ml pot Roddas crème fraiche
  • 6-8 sage leaves, chopped

Heat the oil and butter in a wide, deep frying pan. Sautee the apple wedges until golden then remove from the pan and reserve.

Next, add the onion into the pan over a medium heat and soften gently for about 5 minutes until translucent, then add the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes more.

Sit the pork on the base of the pan pushing aside the onions and brown on both sides.

Pour in the cider or apple juice and bubble for 3-4 minutes until it has reduced by half, using a spoon to scrape any juices from the pan.

Spoon in the crème fraiche and stir through to loosen it. Add the sage, the reserved apple wedges, season well and simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce has reduced and thickened.

Serve with new potatoes and green vegetables.

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  1. Anne Henrich says:

    Very flavoursome and this is cooked for the family at least once a month.

  2. Hollie Kate Wicking says:

    taught me how to make alot

  3. Tony Kaye says:

    Absolutely delicious & tastier than the M&S version that had been the benchmark until now. It will become a regular chez nous!

Time: Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Makes: 4

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