Phil’s Pork in Cider

Preparation time: 15min
Cooking time: 1H30-2H00
Level of difficulty: Easy

Serves up to 4 people. 

Ingredients : 

  • 2KG pork collar, diced 
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 clove of garlic 
  • 2 medium eating apples or 1 cooking apple
  • 6 bottles/cans of medium to dry cider (5 of them are for drinking) 
  • 200ml double cream 
  • Thyme (Fresh or dry) 
  • Salt, pepper to taste 
  • 1 tbsp of flour to thicken (For gluten-free alternative, let it reduce for longer)
  • 2 tsp of whole grain mustard



  1. Fry the pork on a high heat, with a bit of cold-pressed rapeseed oil (available in our shop) until golden brown. Remove the pork from the heat and set aside to rest. 
  2. In the same pan, fry the onions and garlic in the pork juice until soft. 
  3. Add the pork back to the pan, along with the cider, thyme, salt and pepper. Add your cored apples, cut into chunk. If using a slow cooker, you can add the cream and mustard at this point, otherwise just wait for later. Slowly simmer for 1H30-2H00. 
  4. Check the pork is tender and the sauce is correctly seasoned, if you haven't already add the cream and the whole grain mustard. Gently simmer for an extra 5min. 
  5. Serve with mashed potatoes, cabbage and the remaining five bottles of cider.