Apple Pork Roast Recipe, Slow Cooker

by angelaskitchen on August 30, 2007

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Apples and pork roast pair perfectly.  Cook them in a slow cooker where the apple gets a chance to braise with the pork, working the sweet flavor though the meat and you have an amazing meal for your family.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

 

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Slow Cooker Apple Pork Roast Recipe
 
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Recipe type: gluten free, dairy free, gfcf, slow cooker, pork
Serves: 6 to 8
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds pork roast
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large cooking apple, cored and cut in ½" wedges slices
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon rubbed or ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cut evenly spaced slits in pork roast, about half-way through, about 1½ to 2 inches apart. Place sliced apples into the slits in the roast.
  2. Season with salt and pepper into roast and place in slow cooker. Tuck onions and remaining apples around roast. Stir together applesauce, maple syrup or honey, vinegar, cinnamon, ginger, sage and red pepper flakes and pour over the pork roast in the slow cooker.
  3. Cover slow cooker. Set on low and leave to cook for 6 to 8 hours. I do not recommend cooking on high heat.
  4. To Freeze: Cut evenly spaced slits in pork roast, about half-way through, about 1½ to 2 inches apart. Place sliced apples into the slits in the roast.
  5. Season with salt and pepper into roast and place in a gallon-sized freezer bag with remaining apples and onions. Remove as much air as possible and seal. In a quart-sized freezer bag, stir together applesauce, maple syrup or honey, vinegar, cinnamon, ginger, sage and red pepper flakes. Remove as much air as possible and seal. Place both bags into another gallon sized freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible, seal, label and freeze.
  6. To serve: Thaw. Place pork, apples and onions into slow cooker. Pour contents of smaller bag over roast. Cover slow cooker. Set on low and leave to cook for 6 to 8 hours. I do not recommend cooking on high heat.

 

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