Cidered Pork Herby Dumplings

Slow Cooker Cidered Pork with Herby Dumplings

Slow Cooker Cidered Pork with Herby Dumplings

Recipe by GeeDeeCourse: MainCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Not Hard


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A perfect wholesome meal to prepare for those cold winter nights.


  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil

  • 750 g Shoulder of Pork trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 large Leek Washed, trimmed, and thinly sliced. Keep white and green separate

  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour

  • 300 ml Apple Cider

  • 300 ml Chicken/Vegetable Stock

  • 200 g Carrots peeled and roughly diced

  • 1 Dessert Apple peeled, cored and roughly diced

  • 1 Tbsp Dried Sage

  • Salt and Pepper

  • For the Dumplings
  • 150 g Self Raising flour

  • 75 g Suet see notes*

  • 1 Tbsp Sage freshly chopped, or dried.

  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped

  • water to mix


  • Preheat the slow cooker
  • Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and add the diced pork, gently cooking off over a medium heat until lightly browned.
  • Remove the meat from the frying pan and place in the slow cooker.
  • To the frying pan add the white leeks and sweat off until soft, add the flour and combine with the leeks.
  • Gradually pour in the Cider and the stock continuously stirring to avoid any lumps of flour.
  • Add the carrot. apple and sage to the mix, season with salt and pepper and still stirring the mixture, bring to the boil,
  • Once the mixture has been brought to the boil add it to the slow cooker, replace the lid and set the timer for 8 hours.
  • For the Dumplings
  • Place the flour suet, sage and parsley into a bowl and the seasoning and combine.
  • Gradually add enough water to produce a nice soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal parts and pat some flour onto your hands and roll them into balls.
  • To Finish
  • Once the casserole has cooked for 8 hours, stir in the green parts of the leek and place the dumplings evenly over the top.
  • Replace the lid and cook for another hour, at which time the dumplings should have nicely risen.
  • Serve and enjoy.