Posted by beatlebette - November 22, 2004 10:41 AM

Autumn Harvest Stew

1 pound boneless pork shoulder
2 cups cubed, peeled sweet potatoes
2 medium parsnips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 small cooking apples, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 medium onion, chopped
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups apple cider or apple juice

Directions

1. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart crockery cooker layer potatoes, parsnips, apples, and onion. Sprinkle with thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Add meat. Pour apple cider or juice over all.
2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Ladle into bowls. Makes 4 servings.