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Slow-Cooker Maple Pork Shoulder with Apples

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Slow-Cooker Maple Pork Shoulder with Apples
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 50 min
  • Servings 8
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Perfect for fall (or anytime you crave something warm and filling), this tender slow-cooker pork gets its layers of flavor from real maple syrup, apples and herbs.

Ingredients

3
to 4 lb boneless pork shoulder roast, trimmed
1
tablespoon salt
1
teaspoon ground black pepper
2
tablespoons butter
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup real maple syrup
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
2
cups sliced yellow onions
1
medium unpeeled Fuji or Gala apple, cored and thinly sliced
3
tablespoons cornstarch
3
tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1
cup shredded Gruyère cheese, if desired
1/4
cup chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

Directions

  • 1 Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Rub pork with salt and pepper. In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook pork in butter 2 to 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer pork to slow cooker.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat broth, maple syrup and mustard with whisk. Stir in onions. Pour mixture over pork. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until pork is tender.
  • 3 Carefully transfer pork to cutting board; let stand about 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Shred pork, discarding any pieces of fat and cartilage.
  • 4 Meanwhile, add apple to slow cooker. In small bowl, beat cornstarch and vinegar with whisk; stir into liquid in slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 10 to 15 minutes or until liquid thickens. Stir in pork; heat through. Serve pork topped with parsley, thyme leaves and cheese, if desired.
Tips  

Remember to trim the fat from the pork. Some fat is fine, but large pieces of fat left on the outside of the pork will make the sauce greasy.

Try serving this easy dinner with Betty Crocker™ roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
200
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
(
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
1090mg
45%
Potassium
570mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
,
Sugars
15g
)
Protein
35g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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