Pork Stew with Apricots and Prunes

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick)Butter
2 tablespoonsVegetable oil
4 poundsTrimmed pork shoulder, cut into 1" cubes
2 largeOnions, sliced
4 clovesGarlic, minced
¼ cupAll-purpose flour
1 14 ½-ounce canChicken broth
1 ½ cupsApple juice or cider
1 cupDark beer
2 tablespoonsDijon mustard
1 teaspoon Ground coriander
½ teaspoonGround cinnamon
½ teaspoonSalt
1 cup Chopped apricots
1 cupChopped Taylor Brothers pitted prunes


Preheat oven to 350F.

Melt butter with oil in heavy large Dutch oven or casserole over medium-high heat. Add pork in batches and cook until brown, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Transfer to bowl using slotted spoon.

Add onions and garlic to same pan and cook until tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Add flour and stir 3 minutes.

Mix in broth, cider, beer, mustard, coriander, cinnamon and salt and bring mixture to boil.

Return pork and any juices in bowl to Dutch oven. Stir in apricots and prunes. Cover and bake 1 hour.

Remove lid from Dutch oven and continue baking until pork is tender and liquid is reduced to sauce consistency, about 45 minutes longer.

Season with salt and pepper.

Serves 6.

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