Crock Pot Normandy Pork With Apples, Shallots & Cider
405 mins (prep 45, cooking 360)
16 ingredients
8-10 servings
A lovely slow cooked or crock pot recipe for tender chunks of pork cooked in cider with apples, shallots, creme fraiche & calvados. My own recipe devised for our Chambres d'Hotes here in France - and ALWAYS a firm favourite with guests, family & friends alike! It is my daughter's first night request when she comes home from university! You can use any cut of pork, but I usually use shoulder, neck, collar or blade of Pork - there are numerous names for that cut. It's sweeter and inclined to be more tender than Pork leg, which I feel is better roasted. You can also use Pork chops if you wish. If you have difficulty getting hold of cider or don't want to use alcohol, apple juice is just as good, for that appley zing! There is no duplicate for calvados, so just leave it out if you cannot obtain it, or use brandy or cognac instead. This makes a lovely pie filling if you have leftovers and as with most slow cooked recipes, it's very well behaved when re-heated! It goes extremely well with Crock Pot Baked Spiced Red Cabbage With Apples or Pears & mashed potatoes. N.B. I have given amounts for 8-10 people; the recipe can be halved or increased with ease!

Categories:  stew , crock-pot , fruit , seasonal , comfort-food , taste~mood , equipment , french , european , winter , kid-friendly , main-dish , oven , casseroles , apple , pork , meat , fall ,
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Serving Size (165.92 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 186.36 Calories from Fat 106.29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.81g 145.34%
Saturated Fat 5.6g 223.81%
Trans Fat 0.23g %
Cholesterol 23.12mg 61.66%
Sodium 96.67mg 32.22%
Total Carbohydrate 16.94g 45.16%
Dietary Fiber 2.72 g 87.09%
Sugars 7.39 g %
Protein 3.31g 53.02%
Vitamin A 250.7IU% Vitamin C 7.02mg%
Calcium 66.36mg% Iron 1.17mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pork shoulder, sweet apple, apple cider vinegar, dried thyme