Cinnamon apple pork roast- I had never heard of such a thing! Little did I know it would be one of the most tender, sweet, and delicious fall recipes I have ever made!I was wandering Pinterest the other day and came across some apple pork chops. Curious, I searched for apples and pork in the search bar an up came some recipes for apple pork loin! The more I looked at them, the more I knew I needed to make my own version! I made a trip to Central Market to get all the ingredients and got to work on our dinner for the next day. That’s one of my favorite things about crock pot recipes, I can get everything together at night, throw it on in the morning, and when I come home from work at night dinner is already done!
I started by taking 2 granny smith apples and cutting them into thin slices. I lined my crock pot with them, saving a few for the actual roast itself. I then made slits in my pork roast and shoved the apple slices in to those slits. Next, I placed the pork roast on top of the apples and lined the sides with them as well. Yes, it is quite a bit of apple, but it gives oh so much flavor! Once all of the apples were in place I sprinkled brown sugar, cinnamon, and a bit of extra virgin olive oil all over the entire thing. You could probably leave out the brown sugar if you don’t want the added sugar, but it really made it delicious, so I would’t cut it out:) The sides I chose were green beans and fingerling potatoes. I sliced them up and placed them on top of the apples to the side of the meat. I then sprinkled them with cinnamon, salt, pepper, and a few other little spices. I even threw in about a clove of chopped garlic since the hubby likes it so much! After it was all done, I put the cover on and stored it in the fridge over night. When I woke up the next morning I put it on the cooker part of my slow cooker and poured in a little bit of broth, just enough to come half way up the meat. I used beef broth, but you could use any kind you may have on hand. I added a little more pepper and cinnamon and let it cook all day while I was at work. I am SUCH a crockpot fanatic, who doesn’t want to put your meal in a pot and not have to worry about it all day?! This is the one I use and I LOVE it. Only $30! Let me tell you…it was so juicy and tender, I didn’t even need a knife. A lot of the recipes I saw didn’t put any sort of liquid in their slow cooker and I think that makes the meat really tough, the liquid is the key! I also saw a bunch without brown sugar, which I think gave it a lot of taste. It was flavorful enough to eat without a barbecue sauce, but not too sweet. It really was just perfect! My husband and I devoured this one, and he is pretty tough to please!
- Pork roast
- Brown Sugar
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Broth (I used beef)
- Salt and pepper
- 2 or 3 granny smith apples
- Fingerling potatoes
- Green Beans
Enjoy this wonderful fall recipe! I know I’ll be making it again soon! Love this recipe? Check out my round up of apple recipes!
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Oh my word that looks delicious! I’ve tucked garlic and onions in pork before but never apples. What a great idea!
Did you cook this for 8 hours?
And did you cook it on high or low?
In my crock pot I cooked it on low which ends up being 8-10 hours!
I am trying this recipe right now..so excited to see the end result. When you say that you added other spices, what exactly were they?
I added a little basil and oregano…and a little salt and pepper!
How much green beans & potatoes did you use?
I used about 5 small potatoes and about a cup and a half of green beans!