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."


1 h servings 365 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • 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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  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.
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  1. 19 Ratings


We thought this recipe was excellent. Great winter meal.

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...

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...

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!