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Pork and Apple Cider Braise

Pork and Apple Cider Braise
Serves: 4 prep time cook time

Trim and tender pork always gains its fair share of praise and this zesty dish is no exception. Sure to be a favourite with kids and adults alike.


  • 500g 100% New Zealand Trim Pork Steaks
  • 1 leek, washed and sliced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 sticks celery, sliced
  • 300g bottle Wattie's Bit on the Side Absolutely Apple Sauce
  • ¾ cup cider or chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp freshly chopped sage or 2 tsp dried
Made with


1. Cut 100% New Zealand Trim Pork Steaks into 3cm pieces. Heat a dash of oil in a lidded frying pan, quickly brown the pork pieces, turning once. Set aside.

2. Gently pan fry the leek, ginger and celery in the residue oil until tender but not brown. Pour over Wattie’s Bit on the Side Absolutely Apple Sauce with the cider or stock and stir to combine.

3. Return the browned pork to the sauce and simmer very gently for 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and sage. Serve hot with mashed potato and steamed green vegetables.


If you are making this recipe for someone who is gluten-free use cider and not chicken stock (or make sure you source a gluten-free stock).

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4 Ratings Pork and Apple Cider Braise

Michelle Bangerter's Review | Rating

A delicious meal, full of flavour especially using Apple Cider! I used Apple and Maple Syrup marinated pork medallions and a delight to the tastebuds! Will be definitely cooking this again!

Sarah Hailes's Review | Rating

CAn this be done in the slow cooker (as it's in under the slow cooker recipes!) - pls tell me the time frame and what needs to be added or omitted for this to work in slow cooker. Thanks

Reply from Di Swann

Hi Sarah. Unfortunately this recipe is not suitable for the slow cooker. The trim pork steaks are a quick cook cut. I am sorry that the recipe appears in the slow cooker section and we will remove it.

Tracey's Rating

Tracey's Review | Rating

All the family loved this dish. I used pork fillet as it was on special. Great result!