Celebrate the start of fall with our favorite apple recipes. This month, we're partnering with Ashley Rodriguez of Not Without Salt to share tips, insights and recipes featuring fall's favorite fruit.
Chances are if you eat pork, at some point – be it at home or in a restaurant – you've had apples and pork paired together. Whether it was the classic mom dish of pork chops and applesauce or something fancier at a restaurant, the combination is tried, true and classic. Apples pair beautifully with pork, boosting its natural sweetness while the pork lends a bit of its lovely savory qualities to the apples. It's a classic combination for good reason.
Embrace the classic with this twist on a crowd-friendly roast.
Here, apples turn savory for a pork roast that is perfect for fall. Fresh thyme permeates the apples in the oven, where their skin is crisped and their insides soften. Then they are tucked into the pork along with Dijon, garlic, pancetta and blue cheese.
If for some reason you've found this recipe outside of apple season or perhaps would like to find an alternative sweet substitute, try using dried plums (or prunes), or fresh or dried figs would be lovely as well. Perhaps even pears would make a nice mate, as long as it's a variety that can handle the heat without turning to mush.
It's never too early to start collecting recipes for holiday entertaining, and this one is a wonderful solution for a feeding a crowd. Everything can be prepped up to three days in advance. Simply stuff and tie off the pork then cover and refrigerate until ready to roast.
Live.Love.Lux Tip: With the evenly distributed heat of Perfect Taste™Convection, the Electrolux Gas Range ensures your roast will come out great every time.