Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Slow Cooker Apple Pork

I searched for "apple" recipes on our blog the other day and nothing showed up!!!    Apples just say "autumn" to me, so not only do we have them as our main fruit staple right now, but I've been making tons of different apple recipes.   I guess I'm on a big apple kick right now.  This one turned out well and was easy, not to mention budget friendly, so had to add it to the list of recipes to share with you.

Apple Pork


1# pork tenderloin or roast
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 onion, chopped
3 apples, peeled and sliced
1 t ground cinnamon
2 T brown sugar
2 T lemon juice


Put 1/2 cup water into the bottom of a slow cooker.   Place pork into it and sprinkle with salt and pepper.   Place chopped onions around the pork.

In a bowl, combine the apples, lemon juice, cinnamon, and brown sugar.   Toss well.  Pour over the roast in the slow cooker.   Set the slow cooker to low, cooking for 8 hours.


I don't know what it is about pork and apples that go together so well.  Yum!  Talk about comfort food!   Most of the time I make pork chops with applesauce.   This is a version of that, but with homemade applesauce chunks.   The pork almost fell apart in the slow cooker and was deliciously juicy with a sweet apple taste.   We served ours with brown rice and salad.   I used a 1-1/2# pork tenderloin and there should have been left overs for our family of 5, but it was sooo yummy that everyone had seconds and some thirds, even the picky 1 1/2 yr old!   This is what is for dinner this week.

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