Cidered Pork With Sage Dumplings

Recently I bought a slow cooker and I love it! I was thinking of what my new favourite winter recipe is. This cidered pork recipe is utterly delicious and is very easy to make. Let me know if you make it and what you think?


A little oil for frying
4 pork shoulder steaks cubed and fat removed
1 large leek sliced and washed
6oz of button mushrooms cut into halves
2 tablespoons of flour (plain or SR)
300 ml ( 1/2 pint) cider
300 ml ( 1/2 pint) chicken stock
2-3 large carrots sliced into chunks or batons
2 dessert apples cored, peeled and  sliced into chunks
sage ( 2-3 leaves) or a sprinkle of dried sage
any other herbs (optional - e.g. thyme, rosemary)
salt and pepper


150g (5 oz) self raising flour
75g (3 oz) vegetable suet
Chopped fresh or dried sage
Chopped fresh or dried thyme
Salt and Pepper
Cold Water


Heat the oil in the pan and brown the pork all over.
Stir in the flour then gradually mix in the cider and the stock.
Add the leeks, apple, carrots, sage and any other herbs if used and salt and pepper.
Bring to the boil stirring until thickened.
Put the mixture into the slow cooker pot and cook on low for 6 hours.

Make the dumplings

Put the SR flour, suet, herbs and salt and pepper in a bowl.
Gradually stir in enough water for the mixture to come together and not be too sticky.
With clean hands take some mixture and roll into balls.
Make 6-8 dumplings.
After the pork has been cooking for 6 hours, take the lid off the slow cooker and stir the mixture.
Add the dumplings on the top of the mixture.
Put lid back on and cook for another hour.

Serve with fresh steamed vegetables and Yorkshire Puddings.

This is my entry into the Co-op winter warmer recipe competition .

What do you think of this slow cooker dish? Do you have a slow cooker? If so what recipes have you made?


  1. I have a slow cooker and really need to get round to trying this! Great recipe!

    1. Thanks Bex, the cider adds a little sweetness and it is really a very delicious dish.

  2. This looks tasty Mel. Good luck for the co-op competition.

  3. Oh yum - I definitely need to get a slow cooker some time, until then can I come around for tea? x

  4. I adore pork dishes, I love cider, and sage and onion stuffing makes me weak at the knees...this seems like the perfect meal!

    1. It is rather delicious I hope you give it a go Sara!