Apple Cider Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

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I love creating delicious and easy dinner recipes that I can make for my family.  Last week my in-laws had a fire at their house.  We are all so glad that they got out of the house safely, but unfortunately everything inside their house was destroyed.  They have been living in a hotel for the past week and have been eating take out.  Since they hadn’t had a home cooked meal in a week, I wanted to make them a delicious meal and bring it to them. We were going over to their hotel to eat dinner, so I decided to make a delicious and easy fall comfort meal for us all to enjoy as a family.
This week, I went to my local Food Lion to shop for some groceries. I figured I’d purchase a package of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork because I love how easy they are to make! The pork is already marinated and flavored so that I can make a quick meal out of it.  For this meal, I picked up the Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet. Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork comes in a variety of flavors and cuts, so you have a lot to choose from! I finished the rest of my shopping with some sweet potatoes and apples to make a delicious fall dish. 
These pork products make it so that you have real flavor, real fast.  I love that it is an
easy meal solution for any night of the week, not just occasions. The best part is that it only takes
  in 30 Minutes or less to make.  
I decided to sauté the pork on the stove with the apples and sweet potatoes.  This meal not only tastes fantastic and is the perfect fall comfort meal for a family dinner, but it is also really easy to make.  This meal can be made in under 30 minutes and it is only made in one pan, so there is also less work that needs to be done during clean up.  I made the meal, with the help of my 5 year old, and then we brought it over to my in-law’s hotel and enjoyed it together as a family.  
This Apple Cider Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes was a big hit with our family and was a great way to enjoy an easy and delicious meal together.  My in-laws were so happy to have a delicious home cooked meal and I was happy because it was easy to make and tasted fantastic. 
Since my pork was already marinated, it saved me even more time.  I cut the pork into slices and cooked it in the skillet.  I then removed it and cooked the vegetables in the skillet.  I added apple cider and other ingredients to make an apple cider sauce.  I then let the vegetables cook in the sauce and then added the pork back in and let it all cook together.  This meal was so easy and was done in less than 30 minutes.  
My family all loved this meal.  I loved the flavor of the pork from the seasoning and from the apple cider sauce.  The pork paired with the apples and sweet potatoes made a meal that is perfect for the fall.  My son said that he can’t wait to have this again and my in-laws were really appreciative to have a home-cooked family meal together.  This meal is so easy that it can be made on busy weekday nights as well.  The best part is that it is a well-balanced meal that all cooks in one dish.  I can’t wait to make this delicious meal again for my family.  


Apple Cider Pork with Apples and Sweet Potatoes


  • 1 Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 apples, cubed
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard


  1. Place the olive oil in a skillet over medium-heat.  Once the oil is hot, place the pork slices into the skillet.
  2. Cook the pork for 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned.  Remove the pork and place on a plate and set aside.
  3. Add the butter to the skillet.  Once the butter is melted, add in the sweet potatoes and apples and mix to combine with the butter.
  4. Cook sweet potatoes and apples for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in the cinnamon, apple cider, apple cider vinegar, honey, and dijon mustard until combined.
  6. Cook for an additional 6-10 minutes or until the sauce thickens and the apple and sweet potatoes are tender
  7. Add the pork back into the skillet and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the pork is done.



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