Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Slow Cooker Apple Pork Roast

I planned to make this pork tenderloin for dinner for guests, but came across this one instead.  The problem was I sliced my thumb really, really badly on a can of chicken while making BBQ Chicken Dip right before I tried to make dinner.  I had to rely on someone else to slice the apples (remind me to do an apply slicing lesson) and cut the pork.  It came out really well.  The pork was very moist and the topping was spectacular.

Slow Cooker Apply Pork Roast
from Sassy Girlz Blog

2 lbs pork roast
1 yellow onion, sliced thin
1 apple, in 1" slices (I used Granny Smith apples)
1 cup applesauce
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp sage
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Place pork on a cutting board and cut slits about 3/4 of the way through, about 1" apart.  Stick the sliced apples into the slits.  Set the rest of the sliced apples aside.  Rub salt and pepper into the roast and place in the slow cooker.  In a medium sauce pan, combine applesauce, honey, balsamic vinegar, cinnamon, ginger, sage and red pepper flakes. Mix well over medium heat.  Don't let it boil.  Simmer for about 3-4 minutes.  Pour over the pork in the slow cooker.  Top with the rest of the apples and the onions.  Set slow cooker to low for 3-4 hours.  Don't open the slow cooker to check at all.  When the roast is done, remove from slow cooker, slice it and plate it with slices of apple and onion.

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