Recipe: Apple Cheddar Pork Burgers

Recipe: Apple Cheddar Pork Burgers

By Jenny Osburn | The Union Street Cafe Cookbook |


Jenny Osburn is the author of The Union Street Café Cookbook. Her second collaboration with Laura MacDonald of Deep Hollow Print, The Kitchen Party Cookbook, is now available! Find more recipes at and see what she’s up to on instagram at jenny.osburn


Apple Cheddar Pork Burgers with Honey Mustard and Apple Red Cabbage Slaw


Here’s a great way to move into fall while still hanging on to your summer grilling dreams. If you don’t have time for the sauce and slaw just top your burgers with fresh Annapolis Valley apple slices and mayo!


For the Honey Mustard Sauce:


  • 1/3 C mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • A tsp of your favourite hot sauce (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • Whisk together in small bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper.


For the Apple Red Cabbage Slaw:


  • 1 C shredded red cabbage
  • 1 apple, cored and julienned (leave the peel on)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Toss together until thoroughly combined and let sit for at least ten minutes.


For the Burgers:


  • 1 lb. ground pork
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ small onion, minced
  • 6 slices of old cheddar cheese
  • 6 kaiser or burger buns, split
  • 2 Tbsp soft butter