Crock Pot apple cider pork roast makes your house smell wonderful and your family happy. This Fragrant, Fall spiced crock pot pork roast makes its own flavorful applesauce. Pork roast, bacon and apples are such good flavor buddies.
This easy crock pot dinner is perfect for busy days and hectic meal times.
This is my pork roast recipe from way before crock pots were a household item. Now instant pots are giving the crock pot a lot of competition. Use whichever you prefer. This recipe for pork loin roast crock pots or instant pots perfectly well.
I used to make all my pork loin roasts in a Dutch oven. In my oven. It was a lot harder to make with more pot watching but we loved it. The flavor of the bacon with the apples and cinnamon are divine in with the boneless pork loin.
I use my handy dandy instant pot for my slow cooker pork roast recipes now. In fact I use my instant pot for all of my slow cooker recipes.
I broke my crock pot awhile ago. I replaced it with the instant pot. Same footprint. WAY more functionality.
I love that I can leave my instant pot on the slow cooker function and not worry about over cooking the recipes. Just set the timer and go. The instant pot will keep it warm for me until we are ready to eat. I love that versatility.
The result is an amazingly tender and flavorful dinner the whole family loves. Wonderful.
My husband adores apples and pork. He always asks for homemade applesauce to dip his pork roast in except when I make this recipe. He just piles on the sweet cooked apples and raisins over his meat and happily munches away!
If you are feeling really lazy drop a bunch of carrots into the crockpot with everything else. Sweet, Juicy and oh so good with the pork and applesauce. And it keeps dinner all in one pot.
Apple Cider Pork Roast Crock Pot Recipe:
This recipe is one of our favorite Fall recipes for pork. If you are looking for ideas for other crock pot pork recipes try Slow cook Harvest Pork Roast Dinner, Slow Cooker Pork Apple Squash Dinner, or Crock Pot Asian Pineapple Pork.
1. Find Organic apples.
Apples are one of the produce crops you really want to eat organically. The conventional apples are heavily sprayed. Be sure to wash your apples when preparing them for this dinner recipe.
2. Use non processed Bacon if you can find it.
We use ButcherBox bacon and pork now. We have been on their monthly subscription program about 6 months. I am so happy to put our food dollars into healthy grass fed humanely raised meats.
3. Use Organic fresh Apple Cider:
This year our apple cider is coming from our friends and neighbors. The Connor family invited Dave to help make cider. And they made a LOT of it!
Over the years we have helped make cider for our church youth group fundraiser and our ambitious friends. Our nephew also made his own back in the day from our apples. Around here you can find it everywhere this time of year. Apple season is here!
Get a hold of some local cider for this recipe if you can. Make sure it’s safely made. If you have any qualms, just pour it into a pot and bring it up to 180 degrees F.
That will pasteurize the cider so it’s safe from any stray pathogens. The flavor of good local cider made fresh is AMAZING! Set a gallon on your stove on warm with a few spices and cinnamon sticks. Your house will smell heavenly and what great party drink!
This is an incredibly EASY Pork Loin Crock Pot recipe to make. You don’t even have to cook the bacon first.
Just dump it all in the pot basically and set the pot. Very nice for a busy day.
To cook a pork loin in four hours you will need the high heat setting on your crock pot or instant pot. If you want your dinner to simmer for 8 to 10 hours use low heat settings.
I’m recommending some crock pots without a breakable crock for you this time. I keep breaking my ceramic crock pot inserts. The ceramic crocks crack and eventually become unuseable. Such a waste.
If you have a favorite crock pot that you cannot live without let us know in the comment section. If I ever do go back to a slow cooker these are the ones I’m eyeing.
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Crock Pot apple cider pork roast. Fragrant, slightly sweet, Fall spiced pork roast makes its own flavorful applesauce. Pork roast and apples are such good flavor buddies. It's apple season now so let's make use of apples in this delicious, easy meal.
- 3 lb. boneless pork roast
- 1 Cup chopped apples
- 1/2 Cup fresh apple cider
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 Teaspoon fresh ginger diced (about 1/2 inch of root)
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon (I used a cinnamon stick broken into thirds)
- 1 tsp. apple pie spice(opt.)
- 2 Tablespoons raisins
- 1 Cup onion (sliced fine)
- 1/2 Cup Bacon uncooked (I used 3 strips bacon)
- Slice the pork roast into 1 inch slices and lay them in the bottom of your crock pot. Spread the apples, onions and ginger around and over the pork slices.
- Mix the apple cider, spices and brown sugar together and then pour the mixture over the pork.
- Lay the bacon strips over the top of the pork roast.
- Cover the crock pot and turn on high for four hours or low for eight hours.
Amount Per Serving Calories 416Total Fat 56gSaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 31gCholesterol 217mgSodium 289mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 2gSugar 26gProtein 56g