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The Falliest Fall Dinner Ever

First dinner of the season. Give it a try, it was great.

Apple Butter Slow Cooked Pork with Butternut Squash

What you need for the Pork:

1 pork shoulder roast (the cheap cut actually works very well, but you could use loin or even thick chops too)

1/4 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup Smuckers Apple Butter

Dried sage 1/8 tsp or to taste

Dried tarragon 1/8 tsp or to taste

Salt & Pepper

Olive oil

1/4 cup sliced or chopped red onion

1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

How to for the pork:

Line your crock pot with a slow cooker liner or spray it with PAM

Rub the pork roast down with a bit of olive oil

Season with Salt & Pepper to taste

Rub the roast down with a bit of dried sage and tarragon

Lastly rub the roast generously with apple butter

Once you place it in the slow cooker add a little more apple butter to the top of the roast and spread it out with a spoon

add 1/4 cup of broth

add onion and mushrooms to the slow cooker

cook on high setting for 4 hours or low for 6 hours

What you need for the squash:

1 large butternut squash

tablespoon butter, chopped in to several small chunks

olive oil, a drizzle

salt & pepper, to taste

ground cayenne pepper, to taste

cinnamon, couple shakes

brown sugar, 1/2 tsp

tarragon, couple shakes

chicken broth, 1/3 cup

How to for the squash:

Peel and chop up the butternut squash into bite size chunks (this is a pain, I’m not gonna lie, but it’s worth it)

Spray a glass baking dish, 9×13 with PAM

Put the squash and all ingredients in to the baking dish

Mix well with a spoon

top tightly with foil

Bake @ 350 for 1 hour

Serve with pork and top dish with chopped green onion


And as if things couldn’t get any more cozy, well here is a snugly kitty to look at 🙂




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