Apple-Cinnamon Pork Loin Recipe
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Apple-Cinnamon Pork Loin Recipe

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I love making this slow-cooked dish for chilly fall dinners with my family—the comforting apple-cinnamon aroma fills our whole house. The pork roast tastes even better served with homemade mashed potatoes.—Rachel Schultz, Lansing, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and sliced, divided
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 290 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides; cool slightly. With a paring knife, cut about sixteen 3-in.-deep slits in sides of roast; insert one apple slice into each slit.
  2. Place half of the remaining apples in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Place roast over apples. Drizzle with honey; top with onion and remaining apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Remove pork and apple mixture; keep warm.
  4. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Serve with pork and apple mixture. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Cinnamon Pork Loin in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2013, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 290 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"This was excellent! My husbands new favorite. I saw that some people said it was dry so I added a 1/2 cup of water and cooked about 6 hrs on low. So tender you could cut it with a fork and very juicy."

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2014

"This was very easy and very good!"

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"Oh so yummy"

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"did not have honey so I used apple juice."

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"While I had fun preparing this roast, I should have gone by temperature rather than cooking time. it turned out too dry to our liking. Normally when I do a pork loin roast on the grill, I cook it to 145-150 degrees, if I do this again I am putting a temperature probe in the meat so I can watch the progress. With our crock pot, it was probably more like 4 hours on low, so it's definitely not a "set it and forget it for 8 hours" kinda recipe."

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