Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Apple Cinnamon Pork Roast

Happy New Year! If pork on New Year's Day is a tradition in your house, I'm sure you'll love this tender and flavorful pork loin cooked up with apples and cinnamon. It tastes so good and makes the whole house smell so good as it cooks away in the slow cooker. This dinner is high on flavor and seems a little fancy, but is super simple and only uses a few ingredients that you likely have on hand. Serve with egg noddles or roasted potatoes and some vegetables and you have a hearty and delicious meal that's perfect for family supper or celebrating the New Year.

What had happened was, I had an extra pork loin in the freezer, but I'd already made pulled pork and had a ton leftover, so I wanted to do something different with this one. So to the internet I went and came across this recipe from Rachel Schultz. I am so pleased with how well this turned out. And simple doesn't even begin to describe the effort put into this dish. Now it was slightly more difficult than I needed it to be, but only because I failed to let my pork defrost enough before I needed to prep it for the crock pot (I put it all together the night before so that I didn't have to worry about it before work in the morning). I also used a slightly larger pork loin, so I increased all the other ingredients a bit as well. If you're looking for a slightly sweetened twist on a savory pork roast, this slow cooker recipe will win you over.

Apple Cinnamon Pork Roast


4-5 pound pork loin
3-4 tart apples
1/4 cup honey
3 Tablespoons cinnamon
1 onion, sliced

Wash and core the apples, then slice into thin pieces. Place about a third of the slices in the bottom of the stoneware of your crock pot. Note: I used my 6 quart in order to fit my large pork loin.

Slice horizontal slits about 3/4 inch deep and 1/2 inch apart along the length of the pork loin. Place an apple slice into each slit. Place pork on top of apples in the stoneware.

Drizzle honey over the apples and pork. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Top with remaining apple slices and sliced onion.

Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours.

Carefully remove from stoneware, slice and serve.

Makes about 6-8 servings.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

Printer Friendly Recipe

No comments:

Post a Comment