Crock Pot apple cider pork roast. Fragrant, slightly sweet, Fall spiced pork roast makes it’s 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!
This is my recipe from way before crock pots were a household item. I used to make this in a Dutch oven, in my oven. Now I use my handy dandy crock pot or instant pot. I love that I can leave the crock pot alone and not worry about over cooking. Just set the timer and go! Wonderful.
My husband loves 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! There is a lot of juice in this recipe for dipping the meat. He loves that.
We made a Bacon Cheddar broccoli salad to go with this recipe and dinner was excellent! 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.
We do love our pork roasts. 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.
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! We just love homemade apple cider. We live in an area surrounded by abandoned apple orchards of all sizes. 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!
Crock Pot Apple Cider Pork Roast Recipe Notes:
This is an incredibly EASY recipe to make. You don’t even have to cook the bacon first. It is especially good with fresh pressed apple cider.
- 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.
I’m recommending some crockpots without a breakable crock for you this time. I keep breaking my ceramic crockpot inserts. The ceramic cracks and eventually becomes unuseable. Such a waste!
I am using the slow cooker function on my instant pot instead of a slow cooker now a days. I love that I can break a pork roast out of the freezer and cook it in the instant pot FROZEN. Then proceed with this recipe. So handy:) If I ever do go back to a slow cooker these are the ones I’m eyeing.