Looking for something to warm your cockles on a cool autumnal night? Then you’ll want to give one of these easy, hearty and family-friendly recipes from The Scotch Kitchen a go! Why not get the whole family involved and ask the kids to help you with the measuring and prep?

Specially Selected Pork & Apple Casserole

Prep – 10 – 15 minutes
Cooking – 1 hour 10 mins
Serves 4


  • 400g Specially Selected Pork shoulder, diced
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled, topped and tailed and diced
  • 1 stick celery, diced
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 300mls hot vegetable stock/pork stock (made using low salt baby stock cubes, or homemade)
  • 1 Bramley apple, peeled, cored and sliced



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160/gas mark 4. Toss the pork in the flour. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the meat until lightly browned, in batches if your pan is crowded.
  • Transfer to a casserole dish (with a fitted lid). Fry the onion, carrots and celery in the pan for 5 minutes until soft.
  • Add to the casserole dish along with the rest of the ingredients. Oven bake for 1 hour with the lid on until the pork is tender and the sauce has thickened.
  • If you’re weaning with puree, simply blitz the casserole in a food processor with the blade attachment or use a stick blender. Portion into ice cube trays, freeze and then once frozen transfer into freezer bags.

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