Heritage Pork Roast (Crock Pot)

READY IN: 7hrs 20mins
Recipe by WI Cheesehead

From the Essential Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook. Made with sweet potato, onions and apples. Mmmm!

Top Review by ejmurray3

This is an exceptionally good recipe. I thought the sweet potatoes would be mush after 9 hrs of cooking, but they were perfect! I will make this again, but will try to thicken the gravy with Wondra flour rather than cornstarch (a personal preference). chef 7240751

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the apple juice into the crock pot.
  2. Then layer the sweet potatoes, onions and apples in the crock pot.
  3. In a nonstick skillet, brown the pork on all sides over medium-high heat.
  4. Place the pork on top of the potato and apple slices.
  5. Brush the mustard over the roast and sprinkle the roast with the pepper and sage.
  6. Cover and cook on LOW until the roast is done and registers 165°F (73.9°C) on a quick reading meat thermometer, 7 to 9 hours.
  7. Transfer the roast to a platter and keep it warm.
  8. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the apple-sweet potato mixture to a bowl and keep it warm.
  9. Combine the water, sugar and cornstarch in a measuring cup. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the juices in the crock pot and cook on high, stirring often, until they thicken, 1 to 2 minutes.
  10. Serve gravy over the roast and apple-potato mixture.

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