Crock Pot Pork Loin With Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 8 hrs 30 mins
About This Recipe
"This is a hearty dish which feeds a crowd. Cooks long and slow all day. This dish of sweet potatoes, nuts, apples, cider and maple brings all the flavors of Fall to one dish."
2 1/2 lbs
pork loin, butterflied
sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
apples, granny smith, cut into thick wedges
onions, medium, cut in half and then thin sliced
herb cheese spread
pecans, fine chopped
dried cranberries, chopped
cornstarch, to thicken the sauce
salt and pepper
olive oil, to saute
Stuffing -- Mix the cranberries, pecans and herb cheese and spread on the inside of the pork loin along with a little salt and pepper and tie up with kitchen twine. Season the loin well with salt and pepper and pan saute in a large pan in olive oil until lightly brown on each side and transfer to a crock pot.
Vegetables -- To the crock pot add the potatoes, apples, onions and then top with all the herbs, seasoning, maple syrup, cider and white wine. Cover and cook 10-12 hrs on low, or 7-9 on medium high.
Once done, remove and let set before slicing. I take the vegetables out and transfer to a bowl and cover. I like to add a little corn starch to some sauce to make a slurry to lightly thicken the sauce. This is optional.
Top the pork loin with the vegetable mixture and a little gravy for a great dinner.
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