Wassail Pork Buttons

Wassail Pork Buttons – Submitted By Sean Richens

1 cup ale, not too hoppy
3/4 cup applesauce
1/3 cup Marsala wine (or mead, or Port, or Sherry)
3″ stick of cinnamon
4 cloves
1 black cardamom pod, gently crushed

Boil gently to reduce by half. Add:
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. salt

Marinade pork buttons in some of sauce. Cook slowly (350F), turning and basting with remaining sauce, for 1 hour.

Deglaze pan with ale, add 1 tbsp. flour pre mixed with cold beer and cook until thickened. Add to pork buttons and toss.