Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Apple Pork Roast Perfect Fall Dinner
- 2 lbs. Pork Roast
- 1 Yellow Onion (sliced thin)
- 1 Apple (1in slices, I used Granny Smith)
- 1 Cup Applesauce (I used unsweetened)
- 2 TBS Honey
- 1 TBS Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 TBS Cinnamon
- 1/2 TSP Ground Ginger
- 1/2 TSP Sage
- 1/2 TSP Crushed Red Pepper
- Kosher Salt and Black Pepper (to taste)
- Let’s start with cutting slits in your pork roast. About 3/4 of the way through. I made 10. Stick your sliced apples right down in those slits. Set the rest of the apples aside. Rub salt and pepper into roast and place in your slow cooker.
- In a medium saucepan combine applesauce, vinegar, honey, and the rest of your dry spices. Mix well over medium heat. Don’t let this boil! Simmer for about 3-4 minutes.
- Pour the whole she-bang right over the top of your pork roast in slow cooker. Add the rest of your apples and all of the onions.
- Now set it on low and let that baby cook for 3-4 hours. The smell will make your mouth water and you’ll be tempted to keep checking it! Resist the urge! We want the steam to keep it moist, right? Check about 1/2 way through to make sure you don’t need to add a few drops of water, depending on your cooker. I didn’t have to but, ya know how that goes sometimes.
- Remove from cooker, plate it up and listen to the Oohh’s and Ahhh’s from the fam! Gives a whole new meaning to the old Pork Chops and Applesauce, huh?