Cider-Braised Pork with Harvest Vegetables

Cider-Braised Pork with Harvest Vegetables
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  • 4Servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut crosswise into 3 pieces and patted dry
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2/3 butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 3 cups)
  • 2 golden delicious apples--peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 head savoy cabbage--quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch kale, center ribs and stems discarded, leaves thinly sliced
  • 1 cup apple cider


In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the pork with salt and pepper, then add to the pan and cook, turning once, until golden, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a work surface and tent with foil. While the pork is cooking, in a bowl, combine the butternut squash, apples and onion with the butter; season with salt and pepper.

Add the apple mixture to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the squash is just fork-tender, 3 to 5 minutes; transfer back to the same bowl. Add the cabbage and kale to the pan and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Return the apple mixture and pork to the pan, add the cider, partially cover and simmer until the pork is cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Transfer the pork to a work surface and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with the vegetable.