I am at it again: ANOTHER slow cooker recipe. And you are SO WELCOME!!!
Come on, is there really anything better than coming home to a delicious meal waiting for you in the slow cooker? I thought not.
And since a slow cooker pork recipe is my ALL time viewed recipe on my site–Pork Carnitas with Mexican Slaw, with BBQ Pulled Pork a running close behind, I thought it was high time I shared another pork dish with you that was made in the slow cooker.
This time I step away from the Mexican flare, and step into a delightfully tangy and spiced pork that is perfect for Fall.
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pork Roast
Apples and pork are a match made in heaven–for real, it is true. When you toss mustard into the mix–well, tastebuds are blown!
Seriously, just 3 simple ingredients create magic. Apple Cider (hard cider in my case), mustard, and pork with a few other staples you have on hand create pure perfection. This is one of the EASIEST, most flavorful meals you will ever make, and if your family is like mine–they will be begging for it again and again.
Notes on Crock-Pot Pork Loin with Apples:
- I use a pork loin roast because it is lean and tender. A pork tenderloin or pork butt can be substituted. I would only cook the pork tenderloin for 6 hours on high and the pork butt can be cooked up to 10 hours on low.
- You can easily make this Apple and Mustard Pork Loin in the Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot. Place all ingredients in Instant Pot and set to sealed and cook on high pressure for 50 minutes (70 is your pork is frozen–I know I have made it from frozen before!)
- Any varrity apples can be used, or you can omit the apples from the cooking process. I like to slice up raw apples to serve as well for variety in textures.
- If you don’t have apple cider or hard cider on hand, use Apple Juice or Chicken Stock.
- I recommend serving this pork with my Hasselback Sweet Potatoes—they pair beautifully with this pork dish and are super easy themselves.
- This Apple Pork Roast is great leftover on sandwiches–or even as Pork Loin Sandwiches with Brussel Sprout Slaw.
Slow Cooker Apple Pork Roast
- 3 pound pork loin roast
- 1 apple any variety--I used a Gala, sliced
- 1 onion quartered
- 12 ounces hard apple cider or regular apple cider
- 1/4 cup Dijion mustard
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onioin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Cut 6-8 3 inch slits in pork roast. In each slit, place an apple slice. Combine spices and rub all over pork.
Place pork in slow cooker. Around pork roast, lie the remaining apple slices and onions.
Mix together the mustard and cider and pour into slow cooker.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high 4-6 hours.
To serve: remove pork from slow cooker. Strain out onions and apple from broth and shred or slice pork and serve with strained braising liquid.
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