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Maple Pork with Roasted Apple and Root Vegetables

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We have slightly adjusted the original recipe based on member feedback, The lentils (pictured) have been removed and replaced with buttery wilted spinach. We hope you enjoy the variation.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 red apples – cut into wedges
  • 1 red onion – cut into wedges
  • 2 carrots – sliced the same size as the apple
  • 2 parsnips – sliced the same size as the apple
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 400 grams pork fillet
  • 1 bunch spinach – roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley – chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint – chopped


  •  Preheat oven to 200 degrees c with baking dish in the oven.  
  • Toss the carrot, parsnip and onion in 1tbs olive oil. Place on preheated tray and roast for 20 minutes.
  • Combine the maple syrup, 2tbs water, chilli and 2 tbs  lemon juice in a bowl. Heat an oven proof frying pan over medium heat. Rub salt, pepper and a little olive oil over the pork fillet. Place in pan and cook for approx. 5 minutes or until browned all over. Pour the maple mixture over the pork and allow to heat up. 
  • Turn the oven down to 180.  Add the apple to the vegetable tray and toss. Pop the pork in the oven and roast for 10 minutes, or until just cooked through. 
  • Remove pork from the oven and place on a plate to rest for 5 minutes. Set aside half the pan juices in a small bowl. Add the spinach and butter to the pan with the remaining juices and pop back in the oven to heat through for 5 minutes.
  • Remove everything from the oven. Add the vegetables, parsley and mint to the spinach pan and combine. Season with salt and pepper. Divide amongst the plates.
  • Slice the pork and place on top of the vegetables. Pour over remaining pan juices.

Tips and Variations

For a vegetarian version, double the amount of Lentils in the recipe. Heat the maple syrup mixture in a fry pan on medium heat for 10 minutes, add lentils to the pan and heat through.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 1047mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 6143IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 3mg

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