I like roasting meat in the oven but some days it’s hard to find the time. The crock pot can be a great roasting substitute. The meat comes out moist and tender. And you can get it started in the morning, so dinner is ready when you get home.
Recently I had some pork loin roast and had the idea of cooking it in applesauce. Apples & pork are a good combination so I figured applesauce would be a good cooking sauce. The results were delicious!
Crock Pot Applesauce Pork Roast
- 2-3 lbs of pork loin roast
- 2 TB canola oil
- salt, pepper and rosemary – approx 1 tsp each
- 1 cup of applesauce
- 2 TB dijon mustard
- 1 TB of honey
In a medium size bowl, mix together the applesauce, mustard & honey. Set aside.
Season the roast with salt, pepper & rosemary. Then brown it on all sides in 2 TB of hot oil.
Put roast in crock pot and cover with applesauce mixture. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
We served mashed potatoes and a green vegetable on the side. When I cooked it, I doubled the recipe and we used the leftover pork in a Peanut Noodle Salad. The sweetness from the applesauce with the spicy in that recipe were a delicious way to get two meals out of the pork.