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A question about a recipe: Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder with Caramelized Onion and Apple Confit

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I have a question about the recipe "Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder with Caramelized Onion and Apple Confit" from TasteFood. Which spirit would be the best substitute for calvados

asked by Jacob Crim 3 months ago
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added 3 months ago

Hard Cider made from apples.

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added 3 months ago

I would also use cognac or armagnac.

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added 3 months ago

I see one of the commenters on the recipe tried bourbon, and gave it raves. You would seem to have plenty of apple in the recipe anyway; I wouldn't worry about it much- brandy, dark rum, bourbon- whatever you have would probably work fine.

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added 3 months ago

I haven't made this recipe, but I'd suggest sherry - I've braised pork chops with apples and sherry (onions in there too) and they work very well together.