1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
2. Brown pork and onions in hot oil in large ovenproof pot on medium high heat 3 minutes, turning occasionally
3.Combine barbeque sauce, apple juice, and thyme. Pour over ingredients in pot; cover with ovenproof lid. Simmer an additional 10 minutes, then place in oven.
4. Bake 2 hours. Add apples and prunes (if using); bake an additional 30 minutes or unti pork is cooked through and apples are tender.