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Pork Roast with Sauerkraut Apples and Onions is a delicious festive dish that takes only 5 ingredients and 20 minutes of prep. It's easy enough for Sunday dinner and special enough for New Year's Eve.

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut Apples and Onions


A succulent boneless pork roast with lots of delicious sweet and sour gravy. Easy to prepare and perfect for family gatherings and holiday dinners.


Units Scale
  • 6 pound boneless pork shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 medium onions, peeled halved and thickly sliced
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
  • 24 ounces of sauerkraut, drained
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider syrup (or pomegranate molasses)


Preheat oven to 400ºF/200ºC and arrange oven rack in the center position

  1. Season pork generously with salt and pepper. Tie it up with kitchen twine if there are loose pieces that need to be held in. Heat oil in a large heavy bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium high and brown the pork for about 5 minutes per side until most of it has a nice brown crust. Transfer pork to a plate.
  2. Pour all the rendered fat into a heatproof cup and then add 2 tablespoons back to the pot. Add the onions and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender and starting to brown,10-12 minutes.
  3. Add the sauerkraut to the pot along with half of the apple slices. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons cider syrup and season with a little salt and pepper. Place the pork on top and scatter ramaining apple slices around the pork. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of cider syrup over the pork, cover the pot and cook in the hot oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Turn the oven temp down to 325ºF and cook, covered, for 2 hours longer.
  5. To serve, transfer the pork to a cutting board and slice it. Arrange the pork slices on a platter and top with onions-apple gravy or serve the gravy on the side.

Suggested Accompaniments: Mashed Potatoes, Smashed Potatoes, simple sautéed greens such as spinach, kale or collards

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: German, Polish

Keywords: shoulder of boneless pork roasted with apples onions and sauerkraut