Pork, Apples and Sweet Potatoes

This is from an old cook book written by a woman named Sophie Leavitt to help people on very small budgets make better, more nutritious, tastier meals. That describes most of us nowadays. I like this recipe a lot since it is really easy and has some really nutritious ingredients, sweet potatoes and apples.


  • 4 (1 inch thick) pieces of pork from the least expensive part of the pork butt
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. oil or fat
  • 1 (1 lb. 2 oz.) can sweet potatoes, drained
  • 2 medium apples, unpeeled but cored and sliced thick
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 chicken bouillon
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • a sprinkle of sugar, optional


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Rub the salt and flour into the pork pieces. Fry them in the oil or fat until nicely browned. Remove from pan and set aside. Fry the onion until soft and clear. Return the pork pieces and top with the onions. Slice the sweet potatoes and arrange on top of the onions. Arrange the sliced apples on top of the potatoes and sprinkle with the melted butter and sugar. Dissolve the bouillon in the hot water and pour around the meat, but not over the apples. Cover and bake about an hour, until the pork is tender.


When done, put under the broiler just to brown the apples.

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 1 Hour

Source: The Penny Pincher's Cookbook by Sophie Leavitt

By Free2B from North Royalton, OH

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October 11, 20110 found this helpful

Making this tonight for dinner with a few modifications: skipping the added fat - using fresh sweet potato that will be prebaked in the microwave then peeled and sliced,
Thanks for the inspiration!

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October 11, 20110 found this helpful

This really is an older recipe. I can remember my grandmother cooking fresh pork hams and instead of carrots and potatoes around it, we'd have cooked apples and sweet potatoes. Just delicious.


All the old recipes have the new ones beat in my opinion. Thanks for sharing them.

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