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(Of the savoury variety)

Pork and Apple Pudding

Tender pork and pancetta, peppered with sage and studded with apple, make a great filling for rich suet pastry. Serve this hearty but sprightly dish with some braised Savoy cabbage or cavolo nero.

  • Preparation time:20 minutes
  • Cooking time:4 minutes
  • Total time:4 hours and 20 minutes 

Serves: 6


  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 125g shredded beef suet
  • 150ml strong dry cider
  • Butter, for greasing
  • 500g rindless shoulder of pork, cut into 2.5cm cubes
  • 140g cubed pancetta
  • 2½ tbsp plain flour
  • 100g leek, finely sliced
  • 2 Cox apples, peeled and chopped
  • 4 sage leaves, finely chopped


  1. Mix together the self-raising flour and suet. Stir in the cider to form a soft dough; knead lightly. Roll the pastry out into a 35cm circle and cut a quarter slice out of it. Use to line a buttered 1.5 litre pudding bowl; join the edges.
  2. Put the pork and pancetta in a bowl. Season well, then work the plain flour through the meat. Stir in the remaining ingredients and spoon into the pudding bowl. Roll the remaining pastry into a circle to fit the top. Lay it over, and dampen the edges with water; press them together to seal. Cut a piece of foil 5cm bigger than the top of the bowl. Make a pleat down the middle of it, place over the bowl and tie tightly with string.
  3. Put the pudding in a large pan; fill with boiling water to come halfway up the bowl. Cover and simmer on a low heat for 4 hours; top up with boiling water as necessary during cooking.
  4. Lift out the pudding, remove the foil and loosen the sides with a sharp knife. Put a deep serving dish over the bowl and quickly turn it upside down.

Drinks recommendation

The apple echo provided by fine cider is perfect.

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