Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 hrs
The smell in the house will drive you crazy.
- 4 lbs pork loin roast
- 6 apples
- 1⁄4 cup apple juice
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- Rub roast with salt and pepper.
- Brown pork roast under broiler to remove excess fat; drain well.
- Core and quarter apples.
- Place apple quarters in bottom of crock pot.
- Place roast on top of apples.
- Combine apple juice, brown sugar, and ginger.
- Spoon over top surface of roast, moistening well.
- Cover and cook on Low 10 to 12 hours, until done.
The hubby and I went bonkers over this dish. We've just moved back to the Midwest, land of the delicious grain-fed pork, and I thought this recipe looked great: tasty and easy! The hubby was skeptical about apples and pork together, but I convinced him that it's a classic combo. I used Granny Smith apples and a pork rib roast, which was less fatty, and just browned it in a heavy skillet. The pork was falling apart, and the apples just *barely* held their shape. (I peeled them; I don't know if I'll have the patience to do that next time!) The apples were nice and tart, not over-sweet. We were both very pleased with the taste, and it's put us in the mood for mulled cider. :) Great recipe, Dancer! Thanks!
This was nice. I used some thick pork chops with the apples and juice and sugar and cooked it on low for 6 hours. Just like pork with an apple sauce.
Dancer, this was the best pork roast I have ever made-bar none! Wonderful autumn meal!