Cider Roast Pork

Serves 6, 20 minutes Preparation, 1 hour Cooking

Cooking up a Sunday roast? Make a delicious cider gravy to go with your roast pork, for a hearty roast dinner.


  • 1 large Pork belly 
  • 1 bottle of Cider
  • 4 Potatoes
  • Mixed vegetables, of your choice
  • Drizzle of Cooking Oil
  • 2 tbsp Gravy Granules
  • 2 tbsp Cornflour
  • Salt and Pepper, to season
  • 200ml Water


  1. Preheat the oven 200oC/ 400oF/ Gas Mark 6.
  2. Set the Pork Belly into a baking dish and score the skin using a knife.
  3. Pour 100ml of Cider over the pork, then rub in a drizzle of oil and sprinkle the Salt and Pepper on top.
  4. After twenty minutes set the sides of Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables of your choice on to boil. 
  5. After 40 minutes turn the oven down to 180oC/ 350oF/ Gas Mark 4 and continue to cook for 20 minutes. This will create tasty crackling. 
  6. Drain the potatoes and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
  7. After turning down the pork, in a small saucepan pour in the Water, Gravy Granules and the remaining Cider and simmer gently on a low heat.
  8. After 10 minutes add the Cornflour to thicken the Cider Gravy. 
  9. Remove the pork from the oven and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
  10. Slice and serve the Roast Pork with the Cider Gravy and a side of Roast potatoes and mixed vegetables and Apple sauce.

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