Garlic-Apple Pork Roast Recipe
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Garlic-Apple Pork Roast Recipe

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This is the meal I have become famous for, and it is so simple. The garlic and apple flavors really compliment the pork. It's great with steamed fresh asparagus and roasted red potatoes. —Jennifer Loos, Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 boneless pork loin roast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) apple jelly
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 236 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 165mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0g sugars, trace fiber), 26g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 lean meat, 1 frui


  1. Cut the roast in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the jelly, water and garlic; pour over roast. Sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with cooking juices if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Garlic-Apple Pork Roast in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p40

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"This recipe is very good. I did make minor changes. I marinated the roast overnight in apple juice and garlic. Disagreed before putting into crock pot and instead of water used more apple juice. Added more flavor - very yummy!"

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"This was a big hit for our holiday dinner. I used about 2/3 the amount of jelly called for, so it wasn't quite so sweet. But everyone loved it, and my planned leftovers got eaten the first night too! It came out looking just like the photo."

Reviewed Aug. 31, 2015

"I liked the flavor but it was dry. Maybe I shouldn't have cooked it as long just like many of the reviews stated."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"I followed the exact recipe and was disappointed. The roast did not have much flavor. There was no hint of garlic or Apple at all. I cooked it for only 4 hrs on low because of other reviews and it was still too long and turned out dry. It's frustrating to wait that long for dinner and not be happy with it."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"Tried this recipe yesterday and it is the ABSOLUTE BOMB!!!!! We loved it and will now become one of our top favorites! Thanks for sharing!"

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