Sweetly Spiced Pork

Sweetly Spiced Pork


"Fragrant with spices and rich with the interplay of sweetly tart flavors. This simple pork dish is a perfect fall or winter meal. Serve it with a wild rice pilaf and some steamed greens. Complete the experience with a glass of Merlot. For a simple dessert serve some sliced fresh pears, sprinkle them with crumbled gorgonzola and dribble them with maple syrup."
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1 h servings 365 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 53 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pork and saute until lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in cinnamon and season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove pork from skillet and set aside.
  2. To same skillet add squash and saute for 4 minutes. Add additional oil if needed. Stir in onion and saute until soft. Stir in the cloves, mace, apples, cranberries and brown sugar. Saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the apple juice, reduce heat and simmer until apples are tender. Stir in reserved pork and cook for about 5 more minutes. Add chopped walnuts just before serving.


  1. 19 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

We thought this recipe was excellent. Great winter meal.

Most helpful critical review

This sounded so good, and what few reviews it had gotten were all good. I didn't like it much at all. I love squash and pork, but their flavor was completely overwhelmed by the spices. It was li...

We thought this recipe was excellent. Great winter meal.

It definitely is a sweet main dish, so don't forget to make some sides to even it out. Uncle Ben's long grain and wild rice went very well. I made a few teeny changes, no mace, cranberries, or...

I love this dish. It has all the wonderful flavors of fall. The butternut squash takes on a wonderful sweet taste due to the brown sugar and spices. I used apple cider the last time I made it as...

Wonderful holiday dish! I'm not usually one for pork, but... WOW! For the sake of presentation, I kept the pork tenderlion whole (instead of cubing it as the recipe suggests). I cooked it in the...

My guests were impressed by this dish and it was very tasty. It was also a lot of work! I liked making something out-of-the-ordinary, but I will not go through the effort of preparing this dis...

Great recipe for a fall day. I only made two small changes; I omitted the salt and pepper and added them later and instead of apple juice I used apple spiced wine. This one is a keeper! Excellen...

No apple juice used apple cider vinegar. Turned out very well will all spice instead of mace and cloves. Next time I am gong to throw a can of pineapple chuncks in at the end. Just long enoug...

This recipe was just out of this world!

I left out the brown sugar and then forgot the walnuts - still delicious! I love the combination of spices, butternut squash and apples. Thanks!