Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Loin for an Autumn Apple Party #SundaySupper

 

I think we have established how much I love fall and the bounty of the seasonal harvest, and of course apples are a crucial part of this.

They are a hugely versatile fruit, shining their goodness through in both savory and sweet dishes, from drinks to desserts, so I was thrilled when Cindy, of Cindy’s Recipes and Writings, announced she was hosting an Autumn Apple Party for this week’s #SundaySupper.

I decided to head to the savory side of the star of this week and bring to you a delicious dish that is a perfect meal for the season.

Apple Pork Loin 1

This roast is moist and flavorful, and looks to intricate, but is so incredibly easy, because you make it in your slow cooker.

You can tell its going to be beautiful even before you cook it

Apple Pork Loin 2

We loved it so much, in fact, that I have already made this twice, once with a boneless loin roast and once with a loin with ribs attached.

Both were delicious and easy to make. The flavors melded together beautifully and make a gorgeous presentation. And it smells heavenly as you’re cooking it!

Apple Pork Loin 3

The preparation is a perfect portion for serving – you get pork and apple in every slice! Beautiful flavors, full of comforting, savoriness and sweetness. The onions and thyme just deepen the experience.

Apple Pork Loin 4

If you’ve never tried apples and pork together, now is the perfect time!

Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Loin

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pound pork loin, trimmed of any visible fat
  • 1 large onion, sliced thin
  • 1 apple, unpeeled, cored and sliced into wedges
  • 2-3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme leaves, or 1/4 cup fresh leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. cut slices into pork about 1 inch apart, but do not slice all the way through the roast
  2. place an apple wedge into each slice
  3. line the bottom of your slow cooker with onion slices
  4. place roast on top of onions
  5. use any leftover apples by dicing them and scattering them around the edges of the roast
  6. drizzle honey over the top
  7. sprinkle with thyme and salt and pepper
  8. cook on low for 5-6 hours
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42 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Loin for an Autumn Apple Party #SundaySupper

  1. Katie

    I am loving this recipe! Slicing open the loin and placing apple wedges inside sounds delicious (and looks gorgeous too)! I love apples and pork together…

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  2. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    Wow! What a fantastic idea slipping those wedges of apple in-between the meat. Sadly I don’t own a slow cooker – could this be done in a dutch oven? I’d love to make this on a leisurely fall Sunday afternoon.

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    1. Mrs.Meltaway Post author

      I am sure you could do this in a roasting pan in the oven with much success. I would cover it and bake it at 325F for about an 90 minutes to 2 hours or so (until the meat is tender), then uncover to allow to brown for a a few minutes longer. :)

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  3. Liz

    Oh, I LOVE apples and pork together! And this is such a fabulous idea…the aroma of this cooking would be tempting me all day long! Beautifully done for this #SS!

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  4. Mary

    I’m making this right now for Thanksgiving dinner. I added cinnamon and used maple syrup instead of honey. It looks great!

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    1. Mrs.Meltaway Post author

      I hope you love it as much as we did! The cinnamon and maple syrup sound fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving! :D

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  5. Jen

    This sounds delicious! i love apples with anything! Do you need to add any sort of liquid to the slow cooker? Does any of the food burn?

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    1. Mrs.Meltaway Post author

      Hi Jen,

      No, you don’t need any liquid – the juices from the apples that you surround the roast with cook out pretty quickly and make enough juice to keep anything from burning. Thanks for reading! :)

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