Pork & Cider Casserole

From: john@railnet.nshore.org (John Horvath)

Date: Wed, 25 Aug 93 23:46:16 EDT

I asked for it; I got it! I'm still not too hip at deciphering 
e-mail addresses, but I guess credit belongs to 
"nshore!usenet.INS.CWRU.Edu!ace.com!jazz (Jazz)," 
who sent the following:
"....The recipe is in the Jan/Feb 1979 issue of Cuisine.  I started 
back from my last issue, sometime in 83 I think.  It was an interesting 
Cuisine has a had some name changes over the years.  It was originally
called SPHERE, put out by Betty Crocker( I believe the magazine title
said The Betty Crocker Sphere magazine, or something).  Then 
they started calling it juse Sphere.  By the end of 1978, they started
calling it Sphere's CUISINE magazine.  Then, with this issue, at 
the start of 79, just CUISINE.
"Well, enough history.  Here is the recipe....
Pork-And-Cider Casserole
serves 6
2 pounds lean boneless pork, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
1 quart cold water
2 cups apple cider or apple juice
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) chicken broth
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
1 bay leaf, crumbled
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup evaported milk
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons softened unsalted sweet butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 McIntosh apples, pared, cored, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1. Place pork in 6-quart Dutch oven; add cold water.  Heat to 
boiling; reduce heat.  Simmer 2 minutes.  Drain; discard liquid.  Clean 
pot. Rinse meat with cold water.
2.  Combine cider, broth, onion, celery, parsley, bay leaf, thyme, 
salt, paprika and pepper in dutch oven.  Add pork.  Heat to boiling; 
reduce heat.  Simmer partially covered until meat is tender, about 1 
3.  Mix milk and egg yolk; stir into pork mixture.  Work butter 
and flour together with fork on small plate; whisk into pork mixture.  
Cook, stirring constantly until thickened.  Stir in lime juice.
4.  Heat oven to 350.  Place pork mixture in 1 1/2 quart baking 
dish. Arrange apple slices in concentric circles on top.  Sprinkle with
cheese.  Bake until cheese is melted and brown, 20-35 minutes."
I want to thank everyone who looked for this recipe! I can't wait to 
drop in on my old man with this!


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