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Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Roast is a crock pot recipe that has amazing flavour and is paleo. Made with ginger, cinnamon, apples and honey – it’s simply delicious!

Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Roast

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You know those recipes that sound so different that they are never tried? File this one under that heading, but tag it TRY, because it’s amazing!

The story behind this recipe stems from casual conversation with a friend. Her and I regularly talk food, recipes and the ultimate question, “what do I make for dinner?”.

I had taken a pork roast out for dinner and stated that I was making it the same way I always do – with some spices or a rub. Good, but so boring after years.

Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Roast recipe

She suggested I try Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Roast, so of course I had to get more information on the recipe.

She started listing ingredients and of course that sour look spread across my face. Pork, honey, ginger, cinnamon … huh?

She assured me it was the best pork roast ever, and since I’ve gotten real winners from her before – I gave it a try. Yet, I did alter the recipe somewhat in amounts of spices and juice.

Verdict: I shouldn’t be so quick to stick on that critical face Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Roast is very simple to make. Plus I actually had all the ingredients on hand, which is another bonus when it comes to new recipes.

Slow Cooker Honey ginger Apple Pork Roast recipe

During the slow cooking, the scents that I would catch as I walked into the kitchen were irresistible.

It is the combination of the honey, ginger, apple & cinnamon that hits your nose in a distinct way – yet feels so warm comforting.

Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Roast is now on my regular rotation when cooking pork roast, and if it counts in your favour – it’s also a Paleo recipe. So for those that are choosing these types of recipes, this one is for you!

If you want to make this a shredded pork, simply cut and mix it with a fork when almost done and let the juices seep in. I kept it whole this time and spooned the sauce/apple/onion mixture on top of pork slices.

Who knew that this questionable combination of ingredients could be so darned good? One bite of a forkful of pork, apple and onion – and you’ll be convinced too. This one deserves, no, screams to be tried.

Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Roast

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 20 minutes

Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Roast is a crock pot recipe that has amazing flavour and is Paleo. Made with ginger, cinnamon, apples and honey - it's simply delicious! 

Ingredients

  • 2 lb pork shoulder roast
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced with skins on
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1.5 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 garlic cloves {peeled, cut and smashed}
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger {or ground ginger}
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp bay leaf flakes

Instructions

  1. Add your broth to your slow cooker and add in this order: onions, pork, apples.
  2. Add to the slow cooker your honey, garlic, and spices
  3. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours {if you have a smaller roast, cook for less time. You don't want it to dry out and you do want some juices left when done}
  4. Remove from slow cooker and cut, serve with a spoonful of the mixture on top. Or use forks to shred your pork right in the slow cooker and mix to serve.
  5. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1194Saturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 370mgSodium: 3619mgCarbohydrates: 95gFiber: 13gSugar: 68gProtein: 112g

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55 Comments

  1. Pork is my favorite meat for slow cookers. It takes up flavors so well, and it’s so tender out of a slow cooker.

  2. Mmmm that looks delicious – I’m always searching for new slow cooker recipes to try! We’ll definitely have to add this to our rotation.

  3. Pork roast is one of my favorite proteins and I get stuck cooking it the same way. This is a bright and fresh recipe to try.

  4. I don’t eat pork but my dad and brother would definitely love this. I’d like to try Honey Apple on other things though. Sounds delicious.

  5. That looks delicious and super easy. Thanks for posting this recipe, I love using my slow cooker.

  6. I’m going to try this recipe for Sunday night dinner this week. Hubby always wants apple sauce with his pork, may as well just throw the apples in to begin with!

  7. Yum! I love the slowcooker during the winter months, I could just imagine what your house would smell like with this baby cookin’ away all day!

  8. oh now that sounds absolutely mouth watering! I even have a pork roast in the freezer waiting for an idea of how to cook it! This is perfect.

  9. I love using my slow cooker. Roast is my favorite dish to make in it. I will have to try this great recipe next time.

  10. Thank you for sharing. I am always looking for different recipes and don’t seem to find many good pork ones.

  11. I so have to start using my slow cooker more often!!! Thanks for the recipe links I must try a few 🙂

  12. This looks and sounds fantastic! I’m going to have to try this recipe soon. Just pinned it! Thanks!

  13. Looks like a good recipe, I love pork with a bit of sweetness added and the slow cooker makes it easy.

  14. The aroma of this must be very good and comforting. I use my slow cooker a lot more in the winter. I will try this recipe

  15. I’m always looking for delicious slow cooker recipes and this one ranks at the top! Thank you.

  16. This looks super yummy! I love using pork as our main since it is cheaper than chicken or beef and it just tastes so darn good too!

  17. I will give this one a try! We have pork roast and pork tenderloin often but last time I made it in the slow cooker it was dry and really disappointing. This sounds like a moist and flavourful dish!

  18. My husband loves apples anything so he will be very happy when I place this on the table.It sounds amazing!Thank you for this super delicious looking recipe.You made my day! 🙂

  19. Sound super tasty , i will def be trying this out , thanks for sharing the recipe , i love my slow cooker especially on those hot days !

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