Prep 20 mins
Cook 7 hrs
Not sure where I found this online, but I altered it (for fat/calorie content) and we really love this. I use my own homemade apple butter for this that I love! :) Enjoy and if you figure out where this came from, let me know!
- 3 lbs boneless pork roast
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 acorn squash
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled
- 1⁄2 cup apple butter
- 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup low fat, low sodium chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- Heat oil in a heavy skillet and cook pork roast until browned on all sides, turning occasionally. This should take about 10 minutes.
- While that's cooking, cut the acorn squash into 8 wedges and remove seeds. Do not peel. Peel sweet potatoes and cut into chunks. Place squash and sweet potatoes in 6-7 quart slow cooker. Top with browned pork roast.
- In a small bowl, mix together apple butter, horseradish, cornstarch, allspice, pepper, chicken broth, and thyme. Pour into slow cooker.
- Cover crockpot and cook on low for 7-9 hours until pork and vegetables are tender.
Very moist! I cooked a 2 1/2 # boneless pork loin for 6 hours not 7 in an old 4 quart Rival lined with liner. And my roast was not totally defrosted before searing so wonder if 5 hours would have been more on the mark? Hard though if you work a job and need food to cook while at work. I used one small acorn squash cut into 4 pieces and it was definitely done. I think butternut or buttercup would taste better in this and would have bought that instead if the store had had it. Considering that I had downsized the veggie I should have also reduced the liquid by half-my mistake. Added in dried apple slices to this and even the ones above the liquid plumped up so there is quite a bit of moisture in this. Thank you Sarah Beth for sharing.
I used a 3 1/2 pound pork shoulder roast for this and followed intructions as listed. This was served to 4 hungry men after hunting all day. There was nothing left!!!
It was cooked on low for 8 hours and was nice and tender. I would not change a thing in this recipe. Thanks for sharing :)