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Pork with pear and cider recipe

Pork with pear and cider recipe

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Try a new take on the classic pork and apple combination by adding juicy pears to your roast pork. This is a roast with a difference, flavoured with apples, pears and bubbly cider. Easy to prepare, serve these tender pork fillets with roast veggies and cider gravy for an extra special Sunday lunch. See method

  • Serves 6 (with leftovers for 2)
  • 10 mins to prepare and 1 hr 25 mins to cook, plus resting
  • 249 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 2 leeks, trimmed and cut into 1cm rings
  • 2 Conference pears, cored and sliced
  • 2 apples, sliced horizontally, pips and stalk removed
  • 250ml cider (or water)
  • 10g fresh sage, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 2 x 500g pork fillets
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
If you don't have any leeks, try using spring or white onions instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    11g 15%
  • Saturates

    3g 16%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    0.5g 9%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.1g Protein 28.7g Fibre 1.6g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Arrange the leeks in a large roasting tin, then add the pears and apples. Pour in 150ml cider or water, stir through the sage and cover the tin tightly with foil. Roast for 1 hr.
  2. Meanwhile, pat the pork dry with kitchen paper. Mix the garlic, fennel seeds and oil in a small bowl, season generously and rub all over the pork.
  3. When the apple and leek have 10 mins left, heat a nonstick frying pan over a high heat and sear the pork for 1-2 mins until golden all over. Remove the foil from the roasting tin and add the pork. Pour over 100ml cider or water and roast, uncovered, for 20 mins or until the pork is cooked through. Re-cover with the foil and leave to rest for 5 mins before slicing and serving.

Tip: Save any roasting or resting juices to add to the cider gravy.

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