This was was originally from Erin Chase, the $5 Dinner Mom.  LOVE her and her site!  This is my adaption on how I make it for the freezer with a few flavor twists my family likes.  Thanks, Erin, for all you do to make affordable, tasty dinners easy for everyone!

The Recipe: Pork Roast with Apples and Pears for the Slow Cooker


  • 2 pounds boneless pork roast or pork loin
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped sweet onion
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, or 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste


  • Place all ingredients into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours.
  • Freezer directions: Place all ingredients in a gallon sized freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible, seal, label and freeze.
  • To serve: Thaw. Cook in a covered slow cooker for 6 to 8 hours on low, depending on how sliceable or shreddable you like your roast to be.