Apple, Onion, and Gooseberry Roasted Pork Belly

This delightful roasted pork belly harmonises sweet and tangy flavours from pink lady apples, onions, and a gooseberry jam glaze. The result is a succulent and crispy pork belly that's a feast for the senses, perfect for any occasion.

Apple, Onion, and Gooseberry Roasted Pork Belly


  • 1 pork belly
  • 3-4 pink lady apples, sliced
  • 1 medium white or red onion, quartered
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons gooseberry jam
  • 1-2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Oil for drizzling


Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Prepare the Ingredients: Add the quartered onions and sliced apples to a baking tray. Place the pork belly on top. Season the pork belly generously with salt and black pepper, and drizzle with oil.

Apply the Glaze: Mix the gooseberry jam with the apple cider vinegar. Brush the pork belly with this mixture, then place the tray in the oven.

Roast the Pork Belly: Roast the pork belly for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, brush the pork belly again with the gooseberry glaze. Alternatively, you can also pan-fry the pork belly for a crispy finish.

Crisp the Skin: Increase the oven temperature to 200 degrees Celsius and bake for 10 minutes or until the skin is super crispy.

Serve: Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Enjoy this succulent Apple, Onion, and Gooseberry Roasted Pork Belly with your favourite sides for a perfect meal!