Five Spice Pork Roast for the Crock Pot

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Better Homes & Gardens Crockery cookbook. This is really terrific.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub roast with five spice powder.
  2. Sear roast in a skillet with hot oil before placing it in the cooker.
  3. Mix together and pour over roast: apple juice, wine and soy sauce.
  4. Cover and cook on low setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high setting for 4 1/2 to 5 hours.
  5. For Gravy: Strain cooking liquid.
  6. Skim off fat.
  7. Combine 2 cups of liquid (may have to add water to make 2 cups) with cornstarch and water.
  8. Cook until thick and bubbly.
  9. Serve over rice.
Most Helpful

This is a very tender and flavorful meat course. I got a late start, so must confess I did not use a crockpot, but put it in my earthenware Romertopf baking dish instead. Cooked it at 400 F (only in a Romertopf though!) for 2 hours. The meat was tender and moist, and the flavor was wonderful. I'm sure that in a crockpot it would only be more flavorful as the seasonings would have longer to blend. Thank you Miss Annie.

Leta November 18, 2002

3.5 stars as I made it, which didn't follow the recipe exactly. I used a pork roast we had frozen in the freezer (I don't know what the cut was). I also used pineapple juice instead of apple juice and chicken broth instead of wine. Next time, I'll see what apple juice does. Really, though, it seemed to just need more seasoning (particularly salt).

anonymous23 May 26, 2009

Couldn't be easier and the results are flavorful and very tender! My family loved it even without the gravy. For leftovers, I shredded the pork and added a bit of bbq sauce for a pulled pork sandwich with layrers of flavor!

LifeIsGood April 03, 2009