Pork Belly Dinner Thermomix Recipe
THMIII Roast Pork Belly Dinner

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Pork Belly Dinner Thermomix Recipe
THMIII Roast Pork Belly Dinner

I have been hoarding this amazing roast pork belly Thermomix recipe for a good yearthe plan was for it to go into my first cookbook, but then I went with Indian, and then Asian – so I figure Christmas is the perfect time to share it with everyone.

Steamed meat isnt high on everyones list, but par cooking this in the Thermomix or Bellini then finishing it off in the oven is the best way to ensure fall apart, moist meat. I hope you all love this recipe as much as my family did.

Love Nik xx

P.s. My kids call this one “Big Bacon”.

skinnymixer's Roast Pork Belly with Caramelised Apple Sauce

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Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 32 mins
Author: Skinnymixers
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: pork
Servings: 6


  • 500 g apples unpeeled, quartered
  • 20 g honey
  • 10 g fresh lemon juice
  • 1000 g water
  • 900 g pork belly scored with 1 inch lines
  • 1 tbsp salt and a little olive oil for rind


  • Add the apples to mixer bowl, chop for 5 sec/speed 8/MC on.
  • Add honey, lemon juice and water to mixer bowl, blend for 30 sec/speed 9/MC on.
  • Put the steaming tray in place, with the pork belly inside (either the deep tray or the flat tray, which ever it fits best in). Steam for 60 min/steaming temp/speed 2. In the mean time, preheat oven to 250°C or 480°F(or max temp) fan forced when there is 20 mins remaining.
  • Remove roast to roasting tray and pat the skin of the pork dry. Rub the rind with a little oil, then salt the rind liberally. Pour apple sauce around the base of the pork. Bake in the oven for 30 mins or until well browned. If your oven is one of those ovens that refuses to produce beautiful crackling, try putting it under a medium grill before serving.
  • Serve immediately with apple sauce from roasting tray.


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Bellini Users
Use your sharp blade for this recipe.
At step 3 if using an Intelli, put a tea towel over the steamer, use ST temp and speed 3. If using a Supercook, use 120°C or 250°F and speed 3.
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Nutrition Facts
skinnymixer's Roast Pork Belly with Caramelised Apple Sauce
Amount Per Serving (250 g)
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 320
% Daily Value*
Fat 35.5g55%
Saturated Fat 11.5g72%
Sodium 1230mg53%
Carbohydrates 12.6g4%
Sugar 12.4g14%
Protein 21.3g43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





  1. I had 720g pork and did 400g apples but there is just so much sauce? I have put pork in oven with only about 1/3 of the sauce otherwise the park would of been submerged.
    What have I go e wrong?

      1. I made tonight and yes lots of sauce. After I had done the pork I put what was left in jug back on and steamed broccoli over the sauce which allowed it to thicken some more.

  2. Help!!!
    I’m having people over for dinner tonight and promised them pork.
    I asked the butcher for 900g pork belly and he came out with a thin piece about a metre long! Told him that wasn’t going to fit in thermo.
    So I ended up asking for a pork roast. So he asks how many ary you feeding. Oh about 4 to 6. So out comes a giant piece of pork. Again, :/ I say, is there any way we can cut it so it’ll fit into a tray ?(me estimating varoma tray size)
    So he takes the bone out..
    Now i have 2.2kg pork…. how long do I cook that for????!!!!
    Help please

  3. Made this for the first time a couple of nights ago,, it was a HUGE hit, Master 5 went back for more. Hubby loved it and so did I . While pork baked in oven I steamed a heap of fresh veg and master5 ate more veggies then he has ever before. I left the sauce in the roasting dish in the oven while I crackled up under the grill and sliced the roast. By that time the apple sauce was nice and thick… Very yummy

  4. I have never ever enjoyed cooking so much in my life. This recipe is amazing and so easy to follow, as long as you follow all the steps, everyone is destined to be a winner! Roasts are hard to make, but this one, Nik, you hit the nail on the head!! Love it – our Sunday dinner roasts are now made!

  5. Hi there, I’ve had so many people recommend this recipe to me so I’m going to try it this weekend. If I have a piece of pork belly that is nearly double the recipe size, how do I adjust the cooking time? Thanks so much.

  6. I received my TMX on the weekend and this was the first meal I cooked and it was amazing!

    The crackle took longer than stated to crisp up but I changed to grill to amp it up. Not a scrap of meat or crackle left by dinner guests.

    Thanks for a fabulous recipe

    1. Did you take the the top part of as it took forever to get the crackle right I’ve got a brand new oven that is quite large even put under grill but one end went black while other bits didn’t cook enough 🙄

  7. Sorry this might be a stupid question, do you leave apple in bowl when you put the pork in varoma? Just seems a long time for apple sauce to be cooking.

  8. I never thought that successfully cooking juicy pork belly with crunchy crackling could be so easy! Thanks for a fantastic recipe. My oven is one of those that doesn’t get hot enough to get crackling going so I put the whole thing under the grill for about 10 mins after it had been in the oven (had to keep a very close eye on it though as the bit closest to the element was getting a little black and smokey. Just covered it with tinfoil).

  9. We had this for dinner last night and it was amazing!! I’ve tried cooking pork belly a couple of times but this will be my go to recipe now. Thanks Nik!

  10. So delicious and so easy! My husband and I ate half last night then reheated the rest in our air dryer tonight which worked perfectly. Nik, your recipes are amazing!!

  11. Omg. This is divine. This was the first time i have made pork belly and it was amazing. Totally melted in our mouths and the sauce was yummo. My husband said it was the best pork belly he has ever tasted. Thank you.

  12. WOW! Another amazing recipe Nik. I used a pork toast so cooked a little longer. The crackle had to be finished under the grill but that’s usual. Best roast pork ever 😀

  13. Amazing. Super easy and even managed to get some crackling. We didn’t use pork belly though, we used roast pork. It needed cooking for a little longer but turned out perfect.

  14. I loved this dinner, and I’m not a huge fan of pork! I doubled the meat as hubby loves it but then had the error code come up which stopped it and shut down the machine. So, I put it into the oven with my thermometer and finished cooking it. Who would’ve thought that you could steam pork and still get the crackle after in the oven. We had the best pork, crackle and apple sauce sandwiches ever! Amazing!

    1. Get your machine checked by Thermomix. There is a fault which shuts the machine down and a part needs to be fixed. I discovered this myself cooking the pork!!!

  15. Smashing dish. I was somewhat sceptical when I saw the apple sauce after the steaming phase. But after 20 minutes in the oven (and some time under the Grill) it had reduced and its really tasty.

    Unfortunately after I finished I encounted the dreaded c145 error and my Wife’s thermy is now in hospital, which reduced my popularity somewhat …..

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